New fleet to improve waste management service
The new £6 million fleet, composed of 36 collection vehicles, is fitted with 360 degree on-board cameras as well as GPS tracking technology.
The vehicles, built in Warwick, have been procured by Veolia following the successful award of a new waste management contract in April for an initial 8 years. The vehicles also allow for a range of new materials to be added to the Council’s recycling services, with batteries, clothes and textiles and small electrical items being introduced to weekly recycling services. They are also more environmentally friendly and produce fewer emissions.
Since introducing the new recycling services, the following items have already been recycled:
small electrical items
The new vehicles have allowed 1000 additional residents to receive food waste collections each week, where previously the refuse vehicle was too wide to manoeuvre in very narrow streets.