Media Advisory: Department of Public Works to Introduce New Vehicles to Waste Collection Fleet

Thursday, September 3, 2015

CLEVELAND – On Friday, September 4, the Department of Public Works will introduce seven new multi-operational packers and one new automated recycling truck into the Division of Waste Collection’s service fleet. The new packers and recycling truck will improve waste collection efficiency throughout City of Cleveland neighborhoods. These are the first of 25 new trucks to be introduced into the fleet.

The new packers were made possible through Mayor Jackson’s 100 million dollar bond investment introduced in December 2014. 20 million of the bond was earmarked to purchase new waste collection and snow removal vehicles for the Department of Public Works service fleet. Funding for the automated recycling truck was received through a $200,000 Recycling and Litter Prevention Grant from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

WHO: Darnell Brown, Chief of Operations
         Michael Cox, Director of Public Works
         Jenita McGowan, Chief of Sustainability

WHAT: Introduction of eight new waste collection vehicles.

WHEN: Friday, September 4, 2015
           11:00 a.m.

WHERE: Employee Parking Lot South of Waste Collection Garage
             5600 Carnegie Avenue
             Cleveland, OH 44103