Electric charging a refuse truck
Electric charging a refuse truck

Great news!

The City Council’s plans for its new kerbside waste collection service for food waste and glass, have received a tremendous green boost.

As Cllr David Harvey explains. “The team have been looking at how we implement this new service and I have tasked them with ensuring that any new or refurbed vehicles are powered by green energy.” The great news is that the current plans mean that a brand new fleet of electric vehicles will be operating this new service and the even better news is that all of these vehicles will be powered from electricity generated from our own solar field. A grant was received from the EU before we left to help build the solar field and this project is progressing brilliantly and is on track to be ready to provide electric charging points for the vehicles at The City Council’s Exton Rd Depot.

So not only will we get a new service which will collect glass and waste food from the kerb side outside our homes but our fleet of refuse vehicles will be powered by our own solar energy. This will of course also save hundreds of thousands of pounds from the diesel bill as well as helping to dramatically reduce our carbon consumption.

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