Elec­tric rub­bish truck de­buts

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Hamil­ton City coun­cil­lors Siggi Henri, Mark Bunt­ing and Paula South­gate along with two of the Fight the Land­fill mas­cots next to one of the city’s new elec­tric kerb­side col­lec­tion truck.

The elec­tric truck was un­veiled at Gar­den Place in Hamil­ton to a small crowd of peo­ple on Wed­nes­day and will be rolling out in 2020 as part of the city’s new waste col­lec­tion con­tract, with the new con­trac­tor for the city’s rub­bish and re­cy­cling ser­vice be­ing En­vi­rowaste.

Hamil­ton res­i­dents will get four bins which will be uni­ver­sally colour coded. A red wheelie bin for gen­eral rub­bish, a yel­low wheelie bin for plas­tic re­cy­clable, a smaller lime green bin for or­ganic waste and the light green crate for glass.

Hamil­ton City coun­cil­lor and chair­man of the waste man­age­ment task­force Mark Bunt­ing said the new con­tract is a step in the right di­rec­tion to make Hamil­ton more en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly.

Photo / Tom Row­land

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