Fleet Sustainability

Existing Reduction Measures in Winston-Salem Government Operations

  • Alternative Fuel Vehicle purchases or grants:fleetCity trucks converted to propane
    • CNG
    • E85
    • Electric vehicles
    • Hybrids
    • Propane 
  • Policies: Fuel management and vehicle acquisition policy developed to guide city purchases to help reduce and conserve fuel.

  • Recycling: Fleet Services recycles as much as possible, including:
    • Antifreeze
    • Batteries
    • Oil
    • Other lubricants
    • Paper and cardboard
    • Scrap metal
    • Tires
  • Re-manufactured Parts: When feasible purchase re-manufactured parts instead of new.
  • Rightsizing Effort: Assure that each vehicle/equipment is the right size for its function. Smaller vehicles usually mean fewer emissions.
  • Waste Disposal: Contracts with licensed companies to dispose of hazardous materials.

Future Reduction Measures for Winston-Salem Government Operations

  • "Green Cleaning Methods": Investigate more eco-friendly cleaning materials to replace items such as solvents for cleaning automotive parts.
  • Extending Maintenance Schedules: Fewer performance maintenance services would reduce the need for oil.
  • Fleet Utilization Policy: Vehicle utilization being evaluated to possibly reduce the size of the fleet.
  • More Alternative Fuel Vehicles: Plans are to pursue more electrics and hybrids.
  • More Alternative Fuels: Plans are to use biodiesel (B20)