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RCV stores materials in compartments to ensure quality

Specialist Fleet Services (SFS) has supplied 20 recycling collection vehicles (RCVs) to Teignbridge District Council, marking the start of a threephase roll-out of its weekly recycling collection service.

The Romaquip Kerb-Sort RCVs are being supplied as part of SFS’s contract with the council, which was renewed on 1 April. The seven-year agreement involves the provision and maintenance of 65 vehicles for recycling, cleansing, environmental enforcement and animal services.

The Kerb-Sort can accommodate a range of materials stored in individual enclosed compartments, including paper, cardboard, mixed plastics, glass, textiles, batteries and food. The vehicles have been designed to ensure that the quality and suitability of each material is maintained for onward recycling, as well as being fuel-efficient and operated with a minimum of one driver and one loader, if required.

Teignbridge began the switch from fortnightly to weekly collections in September to increase the amount of recycling collected from homes. Food waste, mixed plastic packaging and all types of cardboard have been added to the existing service, and there is an optional charge to collect garden waste.

At the end of the third phase of the roll-out this month, some 60,000 homes will have their recycling collected each week.

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