Older trucks are given a second life and the opportunity to continue serving the community.
In what has become a bi-annual tradition, Athens Services is donating six (6) more collection vehicles to the City of Tijuana, Mexico. On Saturday, May 6, six refurbished waste collection vehicles will make the journey from Athens’ Paramount Yard to San Ysidro, California, where Tijuana officials will assume ownership.
“I applaud Athens Services’ public-private efforts to improve environmental services benefitting both countries,” said Los Angeles City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson, District 8. “I am particularly proud of the 20-year history of upcycling sanitation vehicles between Los Angeles and Tijuana – a program that was started by the great Nate Holden of the 10th Council District.”
The upcoming donation will be Athens’ third donation in the last four years, with the first five (5) vehicles donated in 2019 and another four (4) donated in 2021. The donation program helps Athens extend the life of older, but still capable, collection vehicles and provides the City of Tijuana with a valuable resource to fulfill essential services.
“As a young Latina representing a company [Athens] with a majority Latino workforce, I am proud and excited to lead alongside team members in an ongoing tradition of giving back to a community that many of us have close ties to,” said Director of Government Affairs Amanda Mejia.
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