Electric rubbish truck debuts
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.