The Village of Arlington Heights Public Works Department maintains a fleet of 365 fleet vehicles, including 122 diesel vehicles that operate on B20 biodiesel year round. 

In addition to their alternative fuel support, the Village retrofitted 10 public works trucks with diesel particulate exhaust filters (DPF) in 2007. The Village has also acquired 12 hybrid vehicles that have helped reduce their annual fuel consumption by as much as 3,000 gallons and saves the Village an average $7,500 each year. 

The Village of Arlington Heights is a proud USEPA Pollution Prevention Program participant, achieving pollution-related solutions that positively impact the environment and local economy.



“As a means to reduce harmful emissions the Public Works Department has been using biodiesel fuel since 2007. Through the use of biodiesel fuel, the Village is making significant progress toward improving air quality by reducing soot, hydrocarbon, and carbon monoxide emission levels.” 

Ray Salisbury
Fleet Services Foreman
222 North Ridge Avenue
Arlington Heights, IL 60005