Veolia UK _ New waste management collection vehicles help improve recycling

New Waste Management Collection Vehicles Help Improve Recycling

New bespoke waste collection vehicles are now in use as part of the improved recycling and waste services which launched on 16 September.

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.

We already have one of the top recycling rates in London, but we are not resting on our laurels and are aiming still higher, with only a handful of local authorities able to offer such a comprehensive range of recycling services from residents’ curtilage. There remain very strong environmental and financial reasons to help residents recycle as much as possible. As well as encouraging each and every resident to play their part, I also want to thank residents for their extra recycling, patience and support as we all get used to these new collection patterns over the coming weeks.
Councillor William Huntington-Thresher
Executive Councillor for Environment and Community Services

Since introducing the new recycling services, the following items have already been recycled:

480kg
of batteries

560kg
small electrical items

640kg
of textiles

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.