A view of the hopper on a "New" city of Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation Autocar garbage truck. Chicago Illinois. Tuesday, October 5th, 2010.
Originally uploaded by Eddie from Chicago
I took this photo recently in early October of 2010.
A nearly brand new City of Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation Autocar recycling program garbage truck, is viewed parked at Chicago's Brooks Park on North Harlem Avenue, near the border at Niles Illinois.
The City of Chicago's recycling program refuse trucks, wear this unique shade of blue with neon green accents, and messages on the sides promoting recycling.
The pnuematic lifting platforms on the tailgate or "Hopper" as it is known, are the industry standard on garbage trucks today.