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Dennis Eagle in £1.8 million link-up with Thanet

Dennis Eagle has signed a £1.8 million contract with Thanet District Council (TDC) in a link-up that sees waste services in the area brought back under the Kent council’s control.

The fleet: primed for action

Serving the seaside towns of Broadstairs, Margate and Ramsgate, TDC has purchased a new fleet of 14 Dennis Eagle RCVs to support its rubbish and recycling collection and street cleansing service.

TDC commercial services leader, councillor Roger Latchford said: “Taking this contract back in-house is all about improving the service we provide to our customers. To do that, we need to ensure that our staff are equipped with the best vehicles available on the market.

“Dennis Eagle has a superb reputation in the waste industry and their freighters have a proven track record of reliability. This is an investment for the long term and will help us to get an effective job done on our streets.”

The new vehicles will service some 60,000 homes in TDC, forming the backbone of a recycling programme that will see some 50,000 tonnes of waste collected annually.

Of this volume, some 4,000 tonnes is green waste to be collected on alternate weeks from 26,000 properties, while a further 7,000 tonnes will emanate from a scheme that covers 40,000 homes and collects card, paper and multi-dry recyclables.

Dennis Eagle managing director of commercial operations Norman Thoday said: “We are obviously delighted that TDC has elected to use our RCVs to help them roll out their own in-house waste collection and recycling scheme once again.

“We are confident that they will be instrumental in helping the council deliver an improved service to residents throughout the Thanet District.”

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