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Burnley Council consolidates fleet and driver monitoring in one system

Burnley Council consolidates fleet and driver monitoring in one system

Burnley Council has equipped its entire Refuse Collection Vehicle (RCV) and sweeper fleet, comprising 17 vehicles, with live camera systems and has switched to a web-based software system to track, monitor and scrutinise vehicles and drivers. Tom Ormerod, Contract Manager, Streetscene, Burnley Council, said: “We had previously used a different supplier for some camera systems...

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Bigger and better…Hillhead returns for its 40th year

Bigger and better…Hillhead returns for its 40th year

SHOWCASING some of the newest and best in quarrying, construction and recycling machinery, Hillhead, the biggest exhibition of its kind anywhere in the world, is finally back. The 2022 show, due to run 21 – 23 June, is a triumphant return to form as the expo show marks its 40th year, and promises to be...

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Wigan Council awarded Certificate of Excellence

Wigan Council awarded Certificate of Excellence

WIGAN Council has been recognised with a highly regarded Certificate of Excellence from the iESE following the implementation of a new system to manage its waste collections. A new waste collection technology recognised with a certificate of excellence from the iESE has seen an increase in pro-active communication with residents, slashed enquiry resolution times and...

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LIVE camera systems reduce third party insurance claims in Cumbria

LIVE camera systems reduce third party insurance claims in Cumbria

CUMBRIA Waste Recycling has equipped its entire skip and hookloader fleet with LIVE camera systems to monitor collections in real-time and mitigate third party insurance claims. The RXLite LIVE systems from Innovative Safety Systems Ltd (ISS) are fitted to 33 vehicles, comprising 26t and 32t skip and hook lift vehicles, trailers and curtain sider vehicles,...

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Biffa trials Britain’s first solar-assisted powered waste trucks

Biffa trials Britain’s first solar-assisted powered waste trucks

BIFFA is trialling Vision Techniques’ Solar Save panels powered by Trailar on its collection trucks to power their batteries and reduce CO2 emissions. By adding solar panels to top up regular engine power, up to 3,100kg of carbon emissions can be saved per vehicle each year.   With 2,900 trucks across its business, if the trials are...

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Max spec HARSH skiploader set for 1.5m kms plus with JG Pears

Max spec HARSH skiploader set for 1.5m kms plus with JG Pears

JG PEARS, one of the UK’s leading processors of animal by-products and food waste, has just put into service a maximum specification HARSH skiploader that’s destined to cover well over 1.5 million kms for the company. This unit is also the first to feature HARSH’s latest skip locking system built into the skiploader’s floor. Mounted...

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Waltham Forest unveils new electric waste and cleansing fleet

Waltham Forest unveils new electric waste and cleansing fleet

THE London Borough of Waltham Forest (LBWF) has unveiled its new fleet of electric waste and recycling collection, street cleansing and grounds maintenance vehicles. The new electric ‘zero local emissions’ fleet has been supplied by Urbaser, the council’s neighbourhood services provider and includes an Electra 26t refuse collection vehicle, two Tenax International “MaxVac” 100% electric...

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Cartwrights wastes no time with five-fold MULTILIFT investment

Cartwrights wastes no time with five-fold MULTILIFT investment

WEST Midlands-based Cartwrights Waste Disposal has added five new Hiab MULTILIFTs installed on DAF chassis to its fleet of specialist trucks. The investment will help the family-run business manage increasing demand from skip hire and commercial waste customers across the region. Hiab’s remote-controlled operation on the skiploaders and automatic sheet coverings give the drivers more...

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Yorkshire recycling firm scores a hat-trick of Hiab Hooklifts

Yorkshire recycling firm scores a hat-trick of Hiab Hooklifts

YORKSHIRE-based waste management firm Sonoco Recycling has invested in three new Hiab MULTILIFTs as part of its ongoing modernization programme.  The hookloaders join a 15-strong fleet which operate across Halifax collecting and redistributing commercial paper and cardboard waste for recycling. Sonoco Recycling has been operating in the region for more than 30 years helping businesses...

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SFS to the rescue following Hyndburn arson attack

SFS to the rescue following Hyndburn arson attack

THIS month, five brand-new refuse trucks, all fitted with quieter, fuel-saving electric bin lifting technology, have arrived at Hyndburn Borough Council. The new fleet replaces vehicles that were damaged during an arson attack in December 2019. Half of the Council’s waste and recycling fleet was written off as a result of the attack. However, thanks...

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