Seven narrow Elite RCVs with twin-pack bodies and specially designed bin lifts have been bought by Monmouthshire County Council to make collections easier in narrow streets.
The 18-tonne vehicles on 4x2 Dennis Eagle Elite chassis have split bodies for separating recycling streams. The bin lifts, modified by Dennis Eagle to meet council requirements, minimise movement of the bins from the back of the vehicle, and enable safe collection of bags and bins in the same round.
Councillor Bryan Jones said: “We have historic towns with old, narrow streets and plenty of narrow rural lanes. Our waste and street services team has gone that extra mile with Dennis Eagle to get the specific vehicles that meet our needs.”