New fleet of refuse vehicles improving waste and recycling collections

A fleet of greener refuse vehicles have started doing the rounds in the Winchester district as the city council works to make improvements to waste and recycling collections.

The new lorries form part of the council's commitment to reducing carbon emissions and will also help reduce delays in collection which have been due largely to vehicle breakdowns.

The vehicles have state of the art technology to help the crews, and the highest green credentials currently available; each lorry meets the requirements of Euro VI legislation which means they produce lower emissions than the older fleet vehicles.

Leader of Winchester City Council, Cllr Lucille Thompson, said:

“We recognise that waste collection has been below par for some time and this is a matter that is very important to our residents. My administration is committed to improving waste collection services and the lorries are the first stage in a series of improvements.”