I was wondering what do you call the organization that deals with cleaning and beautifying a city / town organizing street sweepers, big garbage cans in each urban district etc. in the United States? I used to think that it was called "municipality", but so accidentally I was looking that up in a dictionary when I found out that it is absolutely a different meaning comparing the concept I used to think it means.
I doubt there is a single universal term. Random DuckDuckGoing produced links to:
- The City of New York, Department of Sanitation.
- LA Sanitation and Environment
- Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation.
I used both "sanitation" and "garbage" as buzzwords. Looks like "sanitation" is the preferred term. Understandably so because it sure sounds more high-browed than "garbage collection".