Refuse trucks clean up when it comes to cost, safety & the environment | Sevenoaks District Council

Refuse trucks clean up when it comes to cost, safety & the environment

Published: Thursday, 8th October 2020

Sevenoaks District Council has taken receipt of three new, energy efficient waste collection trucks to help with its weekly service.

The British assembled vehicles meet the new ‘Euro 6 Standard’ with vehicle emissions reduced by 55% compared to the previous Euro 5 Standard. They also have the lowest possible fuel consumption, keeping future running costs to a minimum.

The vehicles include a host of safety features, including radars to prevent or reduce collisions, devices to help protect cyclists, reversing alarms and a four-way CCTV system.

Each has a ‘split back’, which means they can collect black sacks waste in one side and clear recycling sacks in the other making the rounds as efficient as possible.

Cllr Margot Mc Arthur, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Cleaner & Greener, says: “This investment in our waste collection fleet is part of our ongoing commitment to provide a weekly service for our residents. With the lowest possible emissions and fuel consumption, and a host of safety features, the trucks are good news for taxpayers, the environment and other road users.”

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