The fleet was provided by the council’s vehicle partner Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS), via its municipal vehicle hire division CTS Hire, after the new service was introduced on 1 April in the Wellingborough area.
Wellingborough Norse had previously provided waste and recycling collections for residents, along with street cleansing, grounds maintenance, parks and open spaces, and fleet and transport, all of which have now been brought back ‘in house’.
The new interim fleet comprises 11 x 26t refuse collection vehicles, 1 x 7.5t tipper, 14 x 3.5t caged tippers, 1 x truck mounted sweeper and 2x compact sweepers.
Cllr Graham Lawman, executive member for highways, travel and assets at North Northamptonshire Council, said: ‘Following the update of our fleet in Corby and Kettering last year, we are pleased to be continuing our work with SFS, with an interim fleet being provided for the Wellingborough area.
‘With services being brought back in-house, residents should not see any immediate change on a day-to-day basis and, combined with updating our fleet, this means we can continue to provide residents with a reliable waste and recycling service.’
Bob Sweetland, managing director, SFS: ‘We are delighted to have been able to provide a fleet of the latest vehicle technology to facilitate North Northamptonshire’s new in-house waste and recycling collection services.
‘Having our own municipal vehicle hire division means that we are able to deliver vehicles on short-term hire and at short notice, as well as assist with more complex and longer-term fleet, maintenance and workshop requirements.’