Northumberland County Council invest £8.6m in new refuse collection fleet

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Northumberland County Council will invest £8.6m over the next three years to update the fleet

Northumberland County Council will invest £8.6m over the next three years to replace its existing refuse collection fleet.

To meet growing demands, the council will add a further two vehicles to the current fleet of 50.

All of the Dennis Eagle vehicles will be fitted with Terberg OmniDEL Xtra bin lifts, with six already in service and 24 expected to arrive this year.

Features include reduced exhaust emissions and an increased waste capacity which the council hopes will mean fewer trips to waste transfer sites.

The narrow rear steer chassis will aid manoeuvrability around smaller streets and tight spots, with full 360-degree camera systems to increase safety for staff members and the public.

Vehicles will also feature a DennisConnect telematics system to allow the council to monitor driving style and therefore encourage more efficient driving.

Glen Sanderson, cabinet member for environment and local services, said: “Our existing vehicles served us well, but are now in need of replacement, and these new vehicles which are coming into service are cleaner, more efficient, safer and have a greater capacity than the old models – they are state-of-the-art in every aspect and a valuable addition to our fleet.”


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