West Lindsey

Council invests £800k in high tech bin lorries

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West Lindsey District Council has invested more than £800,000 in buying five brand new refuse vehicles.

The council has already taken delivery of the Dennis Eagle freighters as part of its continuing investment in its operational services.

Each vehicle, which costs around £167,000, is expected to last at least six years and will empty around 1.6 million bins in its lifetime.

Chairman of the Prosperous Communities Committee Councillor Sheila Bibb officially handed over the keys to Ady Selby, Team Manager for Operational Services at its North Warren Depot.

She said: “We are very proud of the hard work our refuse workers undertake in all weathers.

“We are determined to allow them to work as safely and efficiently as possible and therefore it’s important that they have the right tools to be able to do this.”

The vehicles have the very latest technology on-board including:

  • Electric bin-lifts
  • Latest fuel efficient Euro 6 compliant engines
  • 360 degree cameras
  • Radar reversing collision avoidance system

The council’s refuse collection services has been nominated through the Association of Public Service Excellence as one of the best in the country in each of the last five years and has won the ‘Best Performer Award’ twice.