The council has taken delivery of 30 new vehicles across council services this year, including 19 new waste and recycling vehicles, three pavement sweepers, and minibuses for children’s and adult services.

In the coming weeks, according to Bury Council's 2022/23 budget, a bio diesel tank will be installed to trial bio diesel in a waste and recycling vehicle. If successful, this could be rolled out across the transport fleet which would reduce CO2 emissions in Bury by 90%.

In 2022 the council will receive three more large road sweepers, vehicles for highways and street lighting, gully wagons, ground maintenance vehicles and a further three waste and recycling vehicles.

The local authority will also be installing 16 EV charging points over the coming months.

Cllr Alan Quinn, cabinet member for the environment, climate change and operations, said: ‘The council has declared a climate emergency, so it’s important that we take the lead in reducing our carbon emissions by using cleaner vehicles and encouraging others to do the same.’