North Lincolnshire

Council buys smart bin lorries

New smart bin lorries are coming to a North Lincolnshire street near you after a £2 million of investment by the local council.

North Lincolnshire Council already has four of the 13 new vehicles, with the rest arriving over the next 14 months.

The new vehicles are equipped with on-board CCTV and in-cab software to support waste operatives.

The technology will record where a bin is not placed out for collection in time, excess side waste or when bid lids cannot close due to the amount of waste.

About one third of the contents of a general waste bin in North Lincolnshire is waste that could be recycled at home and residents are being urged to reduce what they throw away that could be put in other bins and boxes.

Councillor Neil Poole, Cabinet member for Commercial, said: “These new vehicles will really help our waste collection teams deliver a first class service.

“Residents can help us ‘lighten our load’ by not overloading bins, having their lids raised or putting out extra bags of general waste.

“This can cause the collection trucks to fill up before all of the bins have been collected and costs much more compared to recycling.

“Residents may from time to time have extra general waste and this can always be taken to one of our Household Recycling Centres.

“Our Waste Collection Operatives do a fantastic job in our communities. Occasionally a bin may be missed due to a number of reasons including vehicle breakdowns and reaching capacity on the amount of waste collected. These new vehicles will reduce breakdowns and increase efficiency.”