As part of the authority’s Carbon Clever project and Environmental priority, 21 frontline refuse vehicles will be converted to the new method from April.

May will see a further roll out to some of the smaller vehicles in the overall fleet of 60 across the council’s waste and streetwise functions.

Rushcliffe BC’s cabinet portfolio holder for Environment and Safety Cllr Rob Inglis said: ‘This is an exceptionally positive move as we pass another landmark towards our bin lorry operations helping reduce their impact on the environment.

‘HVO offers a good, reliable transitional arrangement which will work well for our borough contributing to our 2030 target of being carbon neutral.’

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