New bin collection wagons roll
A TRIO of new bin wagons are being mobilised on the streets of Rossendale.
The refuse collection vehicles have been introduced by Rossendale council as part of a rolling five- year programme to start replacing its ageing fleet of vehicles and improve the service given to residents.
The two 26- tonne and one 12- tonne wagons cost £ 456,550 and will help boost recycling targets, as well as cut down on maintenance costs, vehicle downtime and improve capacity for staff at the council’s Henrietta Street depot in Bacup.
Councillor Jackie Oakes, portfolio holder for operations, said: “I’m excited to see the roll- out of these new bin wagons which will improve the collection and recycling of household waste across the borough.
“We are looking to replace all of our refuse collection vehicles as part of this programme to strike a balance between managing resources and maintaining an excellent standard of frontline services for our residents.”
Each 26- tonne vehicle can remove over 20 tonnes of household waste a day.
The 12- tonne vehicle specialises in rural collections and has a 300 per cent increased carrying capacity compared to the smaller 7.5 tonne wagon previously used for the same job.
Councillor Jackie Oakes with service managers and the new bin wagons.