Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council has taken delivery of a fleet of new Dennis Eagle refuse collection vehicles (RCVs) as part of a move to a dual-stream alternate weekly collection service.
The nine Dennis Eagle bodies, which include eight Olympus OL19 Narrow bodies, and one Dennis Twin Pack 50/50 were supplied by vehicle and plant contract hire company Specialist Fleet Services, who will also maintain the vehicles.
Under the new collection scheme, Hinckley & Bosworth Borough will operate a collection scheme with alternate week black bag and recyclable collections, with colour coded RCVs to help signify whether the vehicle is on a green waste, recyclables or residual waste collection round.
Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council chief officer Mike Brymer said: “Residents want less containers and more choice so we’re moving from a source segregated service to a new dual stream collection.”
“As a result we’ve reduced the number of collection rounds, and the numbers of vehicles required, and have saved approximately £250,000.”