The council will trail the 26-tonne vehicle, which can carry 10 tonnes of waste per load.

It already has 11 electric and hybrid vans and cars in its fleet, as part of its target to become a carbon net zero organisation by 2030.

Cllr Jack Hemingway, Wakefield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change, said: 'As a council we are proactively taking the necessary steps to reduce carbon emissions across the district.

'We remain committed to reducing emissions from our vehicle fleet and are actively trialling low emission alternatives to ensure they can perform to an appropriate operational standard.'

A report for the council last year found that its refuse collection vehicles account for nearly half the Council’s greenhouse gas emissions from transport emissions.