Crawley-based commercial waste and recycling company The Recycling Partnership has bought two new refuse collection vehicles from Refuse Vehicle Solutions Ltd (RVS).

The vehicles are both Mercedes Econic with Dennis Eagle Olympus bodies fitted with Beta trade bin lifts and are equipped with the latest safety and weighing equipment to meet FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) standards.

The trucks came from RVS's Reditruck division which enables waste operators to buy new commercially equipped refuse vehicles from stock without having to wait long or delivery.

Jason Taylor, of The Recycling Partnership, said: 'We are delighted with the vehicles. They are the correct specification and RVS delivered them to us, ready for work, in a matter of weeks. We used to have to do all the specifications ourselves and then wait months and months for the new vehicle to arrive from the manufacturer. At RVS they do it all under one roof, which is much more straightforward for us'

The Recycling Partnership was recently awarded the FORS Bronze accreditation for its high standards in fleet health and safety, and the new vehicles more than comply with these requirements:

'We look after our vehicles and keeping up to date with the latest safety recommendations is important to us so we are delighted that our efforts have been recognized by FORS. “

RVS commercial director Paul Brown said: 'Reditruck has been a huge success because customers want their vehicles to arrive fully equipped and prepared to do the job, and they only want to deal with one company.

'We sold 25 last year in addition to our Quality Used vehicles, and we have been expanding our own hire fleet, which numbers around 50 vehicles now. We are expanding our premises to create additional capacity to meet demand'