The city of Spokane’s fleet services department received an “EnviroStar” designation Monday, the first governmental body to earn the environmental recognition.
The program aims to encourage environmental stewardship and to reduce hazardous waste. More than 850 Washington state businesses have been certified. The city’s fleet services earned its certificate largely due to the new Central Service Center, a “green” building in the Chief Garry neighborhood.
The city’s fleet of 1,500 vehicles is maintained at the station. To be awarded the green designation, the department had to show responsible management of oil and chemicals used in the service and repair of police cars, dump trucks and other city vehicles.
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