The fleet will be used for the city’s new waste and recycling service to be operated by SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK from September this year.
Four of the new vehicles will be 6x2 all-electric eCollects, following a successful trial of the zero-emissions eRCV by the city council last year.
The remaining trucks are all conventional Elite+ chassis with Olympus bodies. Fifty of them will have 6x2 Wide chassis with rear-steer and a 21m3 body and four will be 6x2 Narrow chassis with rear-steer and 19m3 bodies.
All of these conventionally-fuelled vehicles use highly efficient diesel engines conforming to the latest emissions standards. And they are all fitted with Terberg OmniDEL Electric bin lifts to cleanly empty the new wheelie bins being introduced throughout Milton Keynes.
Dennis Eagle regional sales manager, Nicola Case, said: ‘We’re delighted to be working with Milton Keynes as the city takes a major step forward with its waste and recycling operations.
‘These are among the most technically advanced trucks on the road but they are also the most widely used in the UK. They are hugely reliable, wonderfully efficient and Milton Keynes will enjoy the best customer support in the waste management industry.’