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Salt Lake City Publishes GPS Online


Salt Lake City Green and it’s parent, the Salt Lake City Public Services Department, are taking another important step towards increased city transparency by publishing fleet GPS data online.

Sanitation Services (Waste, Recycling and Yard Waste Haulers)

Salt Lake City uses GPS technology to track the location and activity of its Sanitation Fleet. There are a total of 33 fleet vehicles, with up to 26 running routes on any given day. 19 fleet vehicles run on compressed natural gas (CNG), with an additional 14 that use diesel fuel.

Check out the real-time map.

Where are those snow plows?

Salt Lake City also uses GPS technology to track the location and activity of its Snow Fleet. There are a total of 45 plows available during major storms. During an active storm, you can view real-time map to locate and track plows in your area.

GPS Map Key

  • GPS information updates every two minutes.
  • Color coded system indicates activity level:
    • Green – Moving
    • Yellow – Stopped for less than an hour
    • Red – Stopped for more than an hour
    • Blue – Idling *

* Salt Lake City has an strict internal idling policy, in addition to the Idle Free Ordinance. There are a few situations where Sanitation vehicles need to idle. For example, in areas with limited space where bins must be brought to a stationary vehicle for service (like a cul-de-sac).

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