Rushcliffe’s HVO-powered bin lorries rolled out


Rushcliffe Borough Council’s new hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO) bin lorries have been rolled out across the borough.

Cambridgeshire councils issue bin lorry fire warning


Residents of Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire have been reminded to dispose of batteries safely and responsibly after seven fires involving bin lorries so far this year.

Brighton adds new EVs to fleet


Four electric heavy goods vehicles have joined Brighton and Hove City Council’s refuse and recycling service.

Epping Forest starts new era for waste & recycling collections with SFS


Epping Forest District Council (EFDC) has announced a new partnership with contract hire and fleet management company Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS).

Medway Council replaces bin lorries in ‘expensive headache’


Medway Council has purchased 46 new refuse collection vehicles (RCVs) for £5m less than was budgeted for last year.

Rutland welcomes 10 diesel RCVs


Rutland’s new refuse collection vehicles (RCVs) have made ‘significant improvements’ to a service that had been hindered by regular breakdowns, the county council has said.

North Devon takes delivery of 16 kerbside recycling vehicles


A convoy of 16 brand new kerbside recycling vehicles has arrived in North Devon ready to carry out weekly collections across the district.

Investigation launched after bin lorry worker hit by refuse truck


A council investigation has been launched after a bin lorry operative was run over by his own refuse collection vehicle in Walsall.

Crawley welcomes 15 new trucks


Fifteen new refuse collection vehicles (RCVs) are all set to take on the waste and recycling rounds in Crawley, the borough council has announced.

Hyndburn BC and SFS celebrate 14-year partnership


Hyndburn Borough Council has entered its fourteenth year with vehicle partner Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS), having just awarded a new contract for the provision of five new refuse collection vehicles.

NTM-GB – A Market Leader for Refuse Collection Vehicles


NTM-GB is an engineering company that develops, manufactures, sells, and maintains refuse and recycling material collection vehicles.

Swindon’s new recycling fleet wrapped ready for Christmas


A brand-new fleet of 22 Romaquip Kerb Sort recycling vehicles have been wrapped and personalised with their own names before going into service for Swindon Borough Council in time for Christmas.

Forest of Dean District Council trials their first fully electric vehicle


The Forest of Dean District Council has taken a significant step in its fleet decarbonisation journey with a trial of its first fully electric vehicle.

Isle of Wight motorists told to 'keep your crew safe'


Isle of Wight Council has urged motorists to 'keep your crew safe' by showing patience when following waste collection trucks.

New fleet on the horizon for Teignbridge


A new fleet is due to arrive at Teignbridge District Council in Spring 2024, as part of the council’s ongoing contract hire agreement with fleet and workshop management company Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS).

Middlesbrough takes delivery of new Dennis Eagle trucks


Five brand-new Dennis Eagle trucks have arrived at Middlesbrough Council’s Resolution House depot and will be joined by three more in the coming weeks.

Dennis Eagle wins third Procurement Lincolnshire framework


Dennis Eagle has won the tender for a four-year framework to provide waste collection vehicles in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire for the third consecutive time.

Sinkhole swallows up bin lorry


An investigation has been launched after a refuse collection vehicle in North Wales was partially swallowed up by a sinkhole.

Council warns against binning batteries after RCV fire


Cotswold District Council has warned residents of the risks of binning lithium-ion batteries after a fire broke out this week in one of its refuse collection vehicles (RCV).

West Lindsey children invited to name bin lorries


Primary school children in West Lindsey have been invited to name the council’s refuse collection vehicles.

Kingston secures electric fleet in ‘huge milestone for climate action’


Kingston Council is rolling out electric recycling and refuse collection vehicles in partnership with Veolia.

Westminster’s electric dreams


Westminster City Council and Veolia have launched the UK’s largest electric refuse collection fleet. LAPV visited the local authority’s new depot to find out more.

Fleetclear enhances safety of new Milton Keynes fleet


Fleet solution provider Fleetclear has equipped Milton Keynes City Council’s new fleet with live camera recording systems to track and enhance the safety of the vehicles and consolidate vehicle and driver data using its Fleetclear Connect software.

First electric trucks for Peterborough City Council


Peterborough City Council has taken delivery of its first electric refuse collection vehicles (RCVs).

Biffa places order with Lunaz to convert 10 diesel trucks


Waste management company Biffa has placed an initial order with Lunaz to convert 10 of its diesel refuse trucks to clean-air electric powertrains.

Rutland to spend £2m on diesel RCVs


Rutland County Council plans to spend up to £2.069m on 15 diesel vehicles for its refuse and recycling fleet following several breakdowns.

Recycling truck fire prompts battery warning


Stroud residents are being warned not to discard batteries at home after a fire was started in a recycling truck.

Slow moving billboards


Wrapping your vehicles can bring a whole host of benefits from advertising to protection, according to Creative Vehicle Wrapping (CVW). LAPV finds out more.

CTS Hire buys 10 new RCVs


CTS Hire has purchased 10 new refuse collection vehicles (RCVs) in what it describes as its most significant fleet investment to date.

Cardiff Council to consider new diesel recycling fleet


Cardiff Council is considering purchasing 41 new diesel vehicles for its recycling collection fleet as part of its plans to improve its recycling strategy.

FZUK acquires C P Davidson & Sons Ltd


FAUN-Zoeller UK has announced the acquisition of C.P. Davidson LTD as part of its UK strategic plan.

Grundon unveils first eRCVs powered by waste


Grundon Waste Management has unveiled its first electric waste collection vehicles powered directly by electricity generated from customer waste.

West Lindsay District Council installs solar panels


West Lindsey District Council has successfully installed solar panels on six of their waste collection vehicles.

Going big like Barcelona


The city of Barcelona has gone all in on electric refuse collection vehicles (RCVs). LAPV talks to Andrew Scott, head of Electric Mobility at Renault Trucks, to find out what it would take for the UK to do the same.

North Northamptonshire awards SFS new contract


North Northamptonshire Council has awarded a 7-year contract to Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS) for the provision and maintenance of around 45 vehicles.

Enfield adopts AI-powered vehicle cameras


Enfield Council has had AI-powered vehicle cameras fitted on its first fully-electric refuse collection vehicle (eRCV).

First Buckinghamshire bin lorry set to go fully electric


The first Buckinghamshire bin lorry to become fully electric will begin its up-cycling and electrification process as part of a new partnership between Buckinghamshire Council and Lunaz.

Reading council launches competition to name eRCVs


Residents of Reading are being offered the opportunity to name the council’s first five electric bin lorries in a competition launched to coincide with the town’s Climate Change Festival.

Milton Keynes orders 65 Dennis Eagle RCVs


A full fleet of Dennis Eagle refuse collection vehicles (RCVs) has been ordered by Milton Keynes City Council as part of its roll-out of a new waste and recycling contract.

Wrexham becomes first Welsh council to trial CTS eRCV


Wrexham County Borough Council (WCBC) has taken delivery of an all-electric refuse collection vehicle (eRCV) to assess how it performs against that of a conventional diesel engine, whilst collecting waste from households across the Borough over the coming weeks.

North Tyneside fights anti-social behaviour with new camera system


North Tyneside Council is using LIVE camera systems from fleet technology company Fleetclear to counter anti-social behaviour in the district and protect crews.

Biffa teams up with Lunaz to electrify fleet


Biffa and the vehicle electrification and upcycling business Lunaz have teamed up to convert one of Britain’s largest fleet of bin lorries to electric – a move that received a thumbs up from David Beckham.

Preston City Council trials electric bin lorry


Preston City Council is currently trialling an electric refuse collection vehicle on waste and recycling collections to get a better idea of the pros and cons of electric vehicle technology.

Lewes DC installs new road safety gear across fleet


Lewes District Council has commissioned Vision Techniques to install a range of its road safety equipment across its fleet of 40 vehicles.

Burnley equips fleet with live camera systems


Burnley Council has equipped its entire refuse collection vehicle (RCV) and sweeper fleet, comprising 17 vehicles, with live camera systems.

Tower Hamlets welcomes first electric RCV


Tower Hamlets Council has taken delivery of its first electric bin lorry as part of the local authority’s effort to replace its existing fleet of diesel and petrol cars, vans and scooters.

Council set to invest £1.5m in new RCV fleet


More than £1.5m is to be invested in refuse collection vehicles, North Lincolnshire Council has confirmed.

Enfield Council launches first fully electric Renault Trucks E-Tech refuse truck


Enfield Council has taken delivery of its first fully-electric 26 tonne Renault Trucks E-Tech D Wide Low Entry Cab rear steer axle refuse truck.

Spelthorne awards second contract to SFS


Spelthorne Borough Council in Surrey has retained Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS) as its fleet provider after announcing the award of a second contract commencing in June 2023.

Gloucester City recycling fleet transformed with vinyl wrapping


Gloucester City Council, the latest shareholder in environmental services company Ubico, has given its kerbside recycling fleet a vinyl wrapping makeover.

Nottingham launches vehicle-to-grid demonstrator project


Nottingham City Council has launched a UK-first vehicle-to-grid (V2G) demonstrator project to show how technology can be used to improve energy demands during fleet electrification.

Rotherham Council set to buy 64 EVs in fleet ‘refresh’


Rotherham Council’s cabinet is set to approve plans to commit to buy 64 new electric vehicles as part of the next stage of the vehicle fleet refresh.

East Hampshire council announces ‘major re-organisation’ of collections


East Hampshire District Council has announced a ‘major re-organisation’ of garden waste collection rounds which will include the introduction of a third vehicle.

RCV operators urged to review safety of bin lifts


Operators of refuse collection vehicles (RCVs) have been urged to review their use of semi-automatic and automatic bin lifting equipment against published guidance.

Fiveways expands hire fleet ahead of mandatory food waste collections


Fiveways Group has taken delivery of the first of ten dedicated food waste collection vehicles as the vehicle hire specialist continues to expand and diversify its fleet.

Brighton & Hove depot ‘transformed’ with over £390k boost


Electric vehicle charging capabilities at Brighton & Hove City Council’s Hollingdean depot have been ‘transformed’ by a £392,000 investment from the Carbon Neutral Fund, according to the council.

Councils pay £150,000 each towards new recycling fleet


Tonbridge & Malling and Tunbridge Wells councils are set to contribute towards their recycling and waste contractor’s new vehicle fleet in an effort to make collections ‘more reliable and more efficient.’

DCW gets connected with Fleetclear


The South West’s leading zero to landfill waste management and recycling company, DCW, has teamed up with fleet solution provider, Fleetclear to enhance safety and keep track of its fleet and driver workforce.

Second Renault E-Tech refuse truck leaves RHCV’s depot


The second Renault E-Tech D Wide 26-tonne refuse collection vehicle (eRCV) for CTS Hire has left RH Commercial Vehicles’ (RHCV) depot. The truck is the second of two vehicles for their hire fleet.

South Tyneside first to hire electric bin lorry


South Tyneside Council has become the first local authority in the country to hire an electric refuse vehicle of this type, from CTS Hire, on a short-term arrangement.

Council apologises after RCVs struggle to reach bin stores


Brighton & Hove City Council has apologised after its refuse collection vehicles were unable to reach the sites of bin stores that were approved by council planners.

Havering Council awards new waste and recycling contract to Urbaser Ltd


Havering Council has announced that its new waste and recycling collection contract has been awarded to Urbaser Ltd.

Pink bin lorry raises breast cancer awareness


Breast cancer awareness across South Kesteven has moved up a gear with the launch of an unmissable pink refuse collection lorry.

Dawsongroup emc: Celebrating growth in 2022


As the year comes to a close, Paul Beddows, sales director at Dawsongroup emc, reflects on a strong year for the business.

Whitespace launches embedded camera and tracking solution for councils


Whitespace has launched a new comprehensive integrated camera and tracking solution for recycling collection vehicles (RCVs) in its latest product release – v11.1.

Belfast ready to make the HVO switch


Belfast City Council is set to begin to transition the majority of its diesel-powered fleet to hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO).

RCVs: from the cradle to the grave


FZ UK does more than just sell trucks. They offer a turnkey solution that matches local authorities with the vehicles and infrastructure that best suit their needs. LAPV talks to FZ UK’s commercial director, Stewart Gregory, to learn more.

Dawsongroup emc – experts in service excellence


Dawsongroup emc is the UK’s leading supplier of self-drive municipal, industrial, and specialist vehicles for sale and contract hire. From compact road sweepers to gully tankers, RCVs, and tippers for hire, we have one of the most premium fleets on the asset rental market.

Man fined after crashing into bin lorry


Lewes and Eastbourne councils have told motorists to ‘drive safely’ near waste vehicles after a resident who drove his car into a bin lorry was fined £660.

Rochford welcomes new RCVs


Rochford District Council has taken delivery of some new refuse collection vehicles from their waste contractor Norse Group Ltd, following the launch of their partnership earlier this year.

Upcycled eRCV passes hill-climb test


Lunaz Applied Technologies (LAT) has finalised the hill-climb component of an extensive testing programme of its Upcycled Electric Vehicles (UEVs) at the test and development facility, Millbrook Proving Ground, Bedfordshire, UK.

CTS Hire adds two Renault Trucks eRCVs to fleet


Municipal vehicle hire company CTS Hire has joined forces with RH Commercial Vehicles (RHCV) to add two brand new all-electric Renault Trucks 26-tonne refuse collection vehicles (eRCV’s) to its rental fleet.

CTS Hire takes delivery of four new 26t RCVs


Municipal vehicle hire company CTS Hire has expanded its fleet with the arrival of four new 26t refuse collection vehicles (RCVs).

Mercedes-Benz Econic plays a key role in Greener Ealing’s success


Waste collection and recycling specialists nationwide are enjoying the benefits of Mercedes-Benz Econic operation – and none more so than Greener Ealing. LAPV reports.

Binned batteries cause Cambridge RCV fire


Residents in Cambridge have been reminded of the importance of disposing of batteries responsibly after a fire in the back of a bin lorry this morning.

Wales’ first electric recycling wagon hits the road


Conwy County Borough Council is the first Welsh local authority to have taken delivery of a 100% electric-powered recycling truck. LAPV finds out more.

Bradford welcomes first eCollect


The first eCollect has hit the streets of Bradford after the electric refuse collection vehicle was successfully trialled earlier this year.

Bury spends £10m on fleet renewal


Bury Council has taken delivery of 10 new vehicles as part of its £10m fleet renewal programme.

Staff praised for ‘speedy response’ to bin lorry fire


Waste collection staff in Exeter have been praised for acting quickly to prevent a serious bin lorry fire last week when they noticed smoke coming from the back of their vehicle.

Dawsongroup emc: what is in a name?


Dawsongroup sweepers has changed its name to Dawsongroup emc. LAPV sat down with sales director Paul Beddows to discuss the name change, net zero and what ‘de-risking’ ownership means.

Hydrogen-fuelled RCV hits the streets in St. Helens


The UK’s first custom-built, hydrogen-fuelled waste collection vehicle has arrived in St Helens Borough, ahead of its integration into the council’s fleet.

Councils trial plant-powered bin lorries


A trial to power eight of South Cambridgeshire and Cambridge City’s bin lorries using biofuels has taken place – cutting their net carbon emissions by 90%.

Teignbridge DC extends contract with SFS after 20-year partnership


Teignbridge District Council has decided to extend its current contract hire arrangement with Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS) to continue their two-decade long partnership.

Ten things to do at RWM & Letsrecycle Live 2022


With the new collaboration between RWM & Letsrecycle Live 2022 just over a week away, 12,000 visitors are set to descend on the NEC in Birmingham on 14-15 September 2022 for two action-packed days. Here we look at the top 10 things to do at the show that mean you cannot afford to miss it!

Northumberland council launches HVO trial


Northumberland County Council today announced it is trialling a Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) in one of its refuse vehicles as a cleaner alternative to diesel.

Keenan Recycling to unveil first-of-its-kind hybrid vehicle


National food waste recycling business, Keenan Recycling, will be unveiling a first-of-its-kind hybrid vehicle at RWM & Letsrecycle Live this September in Birmingham.

Stockport bin lorries fitted with solar panels


Six bin lorries in Stockport will run on solar power thanks to a link-up with a leading technology company.

Spelthorne Direct Services takes delivery of custom-made crane vehicle


A custom-made crane vehicle to empty underground bins has gone to work with Spelthorne Direct Services Ltd (SDS) the commercial waste arm of Spelthorne Borough Council.

Council approves £1.3m fleet replacement programme


Blackburn with Darwen Council’s executive board has approved a £1.3m fleet replacement programme to replace ageing and hired vehicles.

Bywaters’ first eCollect starts work in Central London


Independent waste management company Bywaters has put its first eCollect to work on collection rounds in Central London as it begins its journey towards acquiring an all-electric fleet of collection vehicles.

Warwick and Stratford district councils take delivery of 33 new bin lorries


A new fleet of 33 Dennis Eagle refuse collection vehicles (RCVs) has been put to work in the very neighbourhood in which they were built, the manufacturer has announced.

Birmingham trials first all-electric eCollect


Birmingham City Council is trialling its first eCollect in a bid to combat climate change and air pollution.

Urbaser takes delivery of seven new RCVs


Waste collection vehicle hire specialists, Fiveways Group, has completed the delivery of seven new 26 tonne refuse collection vehicles (RCVs) to Urbaser Ltd.

Greenwich council orders 27 complete Dennis Eagle bin lorries


The Royal Borough of Greenwich has for the first time ordered a fleet of refuse collection vehicles entirely made up of Dennis Eagle and Terberg products, including the new Elite+ cab.

Council trials HVO in push for ‘one of the greenest vehicle fleets’


Scarborough Borough Council today announced a new biofuel trial as part of its effort to cut its fleet vehicle emissions.

Cambridgeshire councils welcome second electric bin lorry


The second fully electric refuse collection vehicle to collect waste from residents in Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire has hit the streets, as local authorities continue their fleet decarbonisation drive.

Three new eCollects to start work in Exeter


Exeter is set to welcome three new electric refuse collection vehicles as part of the local authority’s efforts to reduce the levels of noise and air pollution in the city.

Enfield Council finalises order for electric Renault bin lorries


Enfield Council has finalised an order for its first four fully electric Renault Trucks E-Tech D26T Low Entry Cab refuse trucks which are due to go into operation later this year.

Conwy gets Wales' first electric recycling truck


Wales’ first electric powered recycling truck has joined Conwy County Borough Council’s fleet of vehicles.

Dennis Eagle launch smaller all-electric eCollect for urban rounds


A new model of the all-electric eCollect refuse collection vehicle designed for collection rounds in urban areas has been launched by Dennis Eagle.

Reading residents called on to name RCVs


Residents are being given the chance to name Reading’s food waste collection trucks, with a competition launched today.

Councillor hails plans to replace diesel bin lorries as ‘game changer’


A cabinet councillor has hailed plans to replace all the diesel powered waste and recycling lorries, as a ‘game changer’ in the drive to become carbon neutral by 2030.

Barnsley council approves decision to buy £450,000 electric bin lorry


Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council’s cabinet has approved the purchase of a new fully-electric refuse collection vehicle (eRCV) as part of its fleet replacement programme.

Faun Zoeller awarded silver status from Investors in People


Waste management company FZUK Ltd has been awarded the silver accreditation from the Investors in People scheme.

Brighton & Hove to vote on over £2m electric side-loading RCV purchase


Brighton & Hove City Council will be voting this week on plans to procure four electric powered side-loading RCVs worth £2.4m.

Anglesey trials new electric vehicles for recycling collections


Anglesey Council is supporting the future development of electric recycling collection vehicles across the UK as it steps up its own efforts to become net zero by 2030.

Lichfield and Tamworth councils take delivery of Twin Pack refuse vehicles


Lichfield District and Tamworth Borough councils have brought in a new fleet of refuse vehicles to collect paper and card separately from other dry mixed recyclables such as glass, tins, and plastic.

Leading waste management company invests in live camera safety solution


Recycling and waste management company, Mr. Binman has opted to install live camera technology from CameraMatics across its fleet of waste collection vehicles to protect its drivers, crew and other road users.

Transitioning council RCVs to low carbon alternatives


Abi Ademiluyi, APSE’s principal advisor for the South of England, and Rob Bailey, APSE’s principal advisor for fleet and transport, discuss fleet decarbonisation.

Dennis Eagle and Ubico team up to launch Gloucester service


A new fleet of ultra-modern Dennis Eagle RCVs has started work in Gloucester with Ubico, after the city council became the eighth local authority shareholder of the environmental services company.

South Derbyshire council to trial hydrogen-powered bin lorries


Hydrogen-powered bin lorries are to take to the streets in South Derbyshire as part of a trial to help the local authority reach net zero.

Elite+: the 21st century workstation


Dennis Eagle’s new Elite+ cab promises to be the 21st century workstation for drivers and crews. LAPV reports.

St Helens council’s fleet modernisation to save carbon and money


A plan to replace ageing council vehicles with modern and electric alternatives will save money and cut emissions by nearly 100 tonnes every year, says St Helens Borough Council.

Second RVS Dennis Twin Pack electric conversion hits the road in Islington


Refuse Vehicle Solutions (RVS) has successfully delivered the second electric conversion of a Dennis Twin Pack refuse collection vehicle to Islington Council.

Interim fleet delivers new ‘in house’ services in Wellingborough


North Northamptonshire Council has taken delivery of an interim fleet of 30 vehicles to carry out the local authority’s new 'in-house' waste, recycling, street cleansing and grounds maintenance service.

Oxfordshire councils trial first electric refuse truck


Waste crews in South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse will use an electric waste truck for the first time over the next few weeks.

Carbon cutting fuels trialled by FCC Environment in Wychavon


New ways to power street cleaning and waste and recycling collection vehicles are being trialled in Wychavon as part of efforts to cut carbon emissions.

Bucks Council awarded nearly £600,000 to upcycle RCV


Buckinghamshire Council has been awarded more than half a million pounds to upcycle its first refuse collection vehicle to electric.

Veolia announces launch of Kingston Council's first fully electric collection fleet


Kingston Council has approved Veolia’s proposal to introduce a fleet of electric refuse collection vehicles (eRCVs), which will take to Kingston’s streets in the autumn.

Veolia advances health and safety for vehicle crews


Resource management company, Veolia, working through its specialist health and safety teams, has launched a range of initiatives that will further boost the company's stringent health and safety record.

Waste food oil-powered bin lorries take to the streets in Leicestershire


Waste food oil now powers bin collections and street cleaning in North West Leicestershire, the local council has confirmed.

Five new Dennis Eagle RCVs start work with Ards and North Down BC


Five new Dennis Eagle refuse collection vehicles (RCVs) have started work with Ards and North Down Borough Council.

Bury Council to spend £10m to replace 91 vehicles


Bury Council is spending £10m over a three-year period to replace 91 vehicles and reduce CO2 emissions in line with its climate action strategy.

Aberdeen City Council adds UK’s first hydrogen fuel cell waste truck to its vehicle fleet


The UK’s first hydrogen-fuelled waste collection vehicle was revealed today in Aberdeen, in a move which continues to accelerate the city’s thriving hydrogen economy.

Swale council trials first electric RCV


The residents of Swale have been able to witness the borough's first electric refuse collection vehicle collecting their refuse, recycling and garden waste.

South Cambridgeshire DC allocates over £1m for new eRCVs


South Cambridgeshire District Council has allocated £1.3m to its shared waste services with the purpose of purchasing equipment, such as new electric bin lorries, that can help reduce carbon emissions.

St. Helens invests in OEM hydrogen fuel cell RCV


The North West local authority, St. Helens Borough Council, has invested in the UK’s first true OEM hydrogen fuel cell powered refuse collection vehicle, the Faun Bluepower.

Combined authority agrees £2.7m to fund eRCV solar farm


Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority has agreed to put £2.7m of funding towards a new solar farm that will be used to power electric bin lorries.

Islington drivers convert to eRCVs


LAPV caught up with Neil Spence, supervisor and driver for Islington Council, and Refuse Vehicle Solutions (RVS) managing director Spencer Law to learn more about RCV conversions.

Bolton Council opts for 19 new Mercedes-Benz Econics


Bolton Council’s latest refuse collection vehicles (RCVs) are fitted with two types of FAUN Zoeller body but all are based on well proven Mercedes-Benz Econic chassis.

BCP Council takes delivery of four new electric RCVs


Residents across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole are benefitting from cleaner air, as four new electric refuse vehicles are now collecting waste across the conurbation.

Council wraps new RCVs with beach scenes


North East Lincolnshire Council has wrapped its new fleet of recycling vehicles with epic scenes that celebrate the borough’s beaches, parks, and green spaces.

Vale of Glamorgan Council installs new fleet safety equipment


Vale of Glamorgan Council is installing the latest safety equipment to its fleet to protect the public, cyclists, and crews.

Kirklees Council set to approve over £6m fleet revamp


Kirklees Council’s cabinet is set to approve an investment of £6.25m to bring in new high-tech fleet vehicles and take a significant step towards the greening of the council’s fleet.

Isle of Wight announces £1.4m fleet ‘refresh’


The Isle of Wight Council has taken delivery of a new fleet of state-of-the-art refuse lorries in an effort to make its waste services cleaner and greener.

RVS provides first fully electrified RCV conversion in Wales


Refuse Vehicle Solutions (RVS) have provided the first fully refurbished electric-conversion refuse collection vehicle in Wales.

Grundon commits £600,000 to electric collection vehicles after successful trials


Grundon Waste Management is set to invest over half a million pounds in converting two of its existing fleet from diesel to electric after the conclusion of successful trials of an electric waste collection vehicle.

RVS delivers first-ever twin pack electric conversion to Islington Council


Refuse Vehicle Solutions (RVS) has delivered the world's first-ever refurbished and repowered twin pack refuse vehicle to Islington Council, marking a revolutionising breakthrough in the waste industry.

Dacorum Borough Council makes second major investment in Mercedes-Benz trucks


West Hertfordshire’s Dacorum Borough Council has made a second major investment in Mercedes-Benz’s truck technology as part of a move to standardise its fleet of 32 refuse collection vehicles.

Getting creative with vehicles


Creative Vehicle Wrapping (CVW) argues that vehicle wrapping is an effective means of tactical messaging that is gaining momentum across many sectors. LAPV reports.

Reading council unveils first fully electric RCV in Berkshire


The first fully electric waste collection vehicle in Berkshire has been unveiled by Reading Borough Council this week.

New waste lorries remind people not to feed gulls


Worcester residents will now be seeing regular reminders of how they can help control the number of gulls in the city, with two new waste lorries displaying 3.4-metre signs asking them to dispose of waste food properly.

East Lothian Council set to roll out new fleet of Kerb-Sort vehicles


East Lothian Council is getting ready to roll out their new fleet of Romaquip’s Kerb-Sort vehicles on 20th September.

Innovative all-electric refuse vehicle trialled in St Helens Borough


St Helens Borough Council has taken another step forward in its efforts to meet climate change targets by 2040 with the short trial of an all-electric refuse wagon.

#NotinNewarkandSherwood campaign steps up a gear


Newark and Sherwood District Council has stepped up the fight against fly tipping and is using one of its new refuse vehicles to spread the message that littering will not be tolerated.

First rural electric bin lorries trialled in Scotland


SP Energy Networks is piloting Scotland’s first rural all-electric refuse vehicles in partnership with Dumfries & Galloway Council as the region works towards achieving its 2025 net zero emissions target.

New ‘clean green lifting machines’ for Hyndburn


Hyndburn Borough Council have invested in four additional eco-friendly refuse trucks and committed to having a total of 10 by Autumn this year.

RVS delivers first electric conversion vehicle for Paper Round


Paper Round, part of BPR Group, has received its very own fully electric-conversion vehicle from Refuse Vehicle Solution (RVS) as part of its effort to transform the future of resource management.

Cleaning up the Square Mile


The City of London Corporation is running a full fleet of electric refuse collection vehicles as part of the effort to tackle air pollution in the capital. LAPV learns more about the City Corporation’s journey.

Council invests over £1m in Mobile Household Recycling Centres


Birmingham City Council has invested £1.4m in a pilot project that will see a fleet of Mobile Household Recycling Centres (MHRCs) rolled out across the city.

CTS Hire expands fleet with 20 new vehicles


CTS Hire is expanding its vehicle stock with 20 new vehicles to meet growing demand from local authorities and private waste operators.

MJ Church launches ground-breaking all-electric waste collection truck


Wiltshire-based waste management, plant hire and civil engineering company MJ Church has launched a zero emission all-electric commercial waste collection truck at an investment of nearly £500,000.

Electric bin wagon hits the streets of Stockton-on-Tees


A 27-tonne electric bin wagon has hit the streets of Stockton-on-Tees, according to the local authority.

Sunderland City Council trials a Dennis Eagle eRCV


A 27 tonne electric refuse collection vehicle (eRCV) is starting its rounds in a 24-month trial in Sunderland.

Isuzu cleans up with fleet deal for Dawsongroup Sweepers


Dawsongroup Sweepers has taken delivery of 10 new Isuzu 7.5 tonne RCV’s, with this initial order being followed by a further additional order of 20 new Isuzu 7.5 tonne tippers.

South Ayrshire Council switches to live camera systems


South Ayrshire Council has switched to live camera systems that are remotely monitored and health-checked after a spate of faulty vehicle cameras and unrecorded footage on waste and recycling vehicles.

Scotland’s model EV city


Dundee City Council is a trail blazer when it comes to EV adoption. How have they done it? LAPV reports.

Dundee gets Scotland’s first eCollects and orders more


After taking delivery of the first two eCollects in Scotland earlier this year, Dundee City Council has ordered four more of the eRCVs.

RVS: supplier of the Rolls Royce of refuse vehicles


RVS recently became the exclusive supplier of MOL VDK refuse vehicles in the UK after they acquired HE Municipal Engineering Services. LAPV finds out how they are getting on.

Biffa fits 17 MAS food and glass RCVs with c-trace weighing system


c-trace’s dynamic weighing system is now helping Biffa provide accurate weights of glass and food waste collected from pub and restaurant chains and supermarkets across the UK.

Gary Bineker and Bindiana Jones clean up the streets of Charnwood


The young people of Charnwood in Leicestershire have named one of their refuse collection vehicles after local footballing hero Gary Lineker.

UK's largest fleet of electric waste vehicles rolled out in Manchester


Manchester City Council and Biffa have together launched 27 brand-new zero emissions refuse collection vehicles as part of the local authority’s effort to tackle air pollution.

Environmental services company fined over £1m after worker fatally crushed


An environmental management services company has been fined after a worker was fatally injured by a reversing vehicle.

Westminster showcases upcycled electric refuse collection vehicle


Westminster City Council and Veolia have showcased one of their upcycled electric refuse collection vehicles at the ‘SMMT Electrified 2021’ parade in central London.

Waltham Forest unveils new electric waste and cleansing fleet


The London Borough of Waltham Forest (LBWF) has unveiled its new fleet of electric waste and recycling collection, street cleansing and grounds maintenance vehicles.

Hambleton accommodates new homes with greener waste and recycling fleet


Local population growth, increased recycling quantities and extensive new residential developments have led Hambleton District Council to expand its refuse and recycling collection fleet with vehicles part-powered by electricity to reduce carbon emissions.

e-One scores 10 out of 10 in SUEZ demonstration


Crews at SUEZ’s Bridgwater depot, parts of its contract with Somerset Waste Partnership, scored the e-One electric refuse vehicle a unanimous 10 out of 10 during a recent three-day trial.

Urbaser commercial division expands with new waste and recycling contracts


Urbaser Ltd Commercial Services (ULCS) is expanding its portfolio with the addition of new local authority trade waste collection services, which include Eden District, and the management of Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs) located across Northamptonshire and Central Bedfordshire.

Nottingham residents name city’s two new electric bin lorries


Nottingham residents have named their city’s two new electric bin lorries in a public poll.

Caerphilly replaces over 300 vehicles


Caerphilly County Borough Council (CCBC) has taken delivery of 315 new vehicles since Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS) won a seven-year fleet replacement contract with the authority in 2017.

Air quality to drive eRCV roll-out in 2021


Dennis Eagle’s zero-emissions eCollect went into service in the UK last autumn. How did the decision to build an all-electric vehicle come about? LAPV reports.

Dennis Eagle’s eCollect hits the streets


The refuse collection vehicle manufacturer, Dennis Eagle, has launched the first electric RCV to be designed and built by an original equipment manufacturer. LAPV reports.

RVS becomes UK distributor for MOL VDK refuse vehicles


Gloucestershire-based Refuse Vehicle Solutions Ltd (RVS) has purchased the business of Kent-based HE Municipal Engineering Services and is now the exclusive supplier of MOL VDK refuse vehicles in the UK.

Electric refuse vehicles to help Stroud District Council become carbon neutral


Stroud District Council’s (SDC) waste partner Ubico has trialled the e-One electric refuse vehicle from Gloucestershire-based supplier Refuse Vehicle Solutions Ltd (RVS).

Lewisham Council introduces new fleet of low pollution recycling trucks


Lewisham Council have introduced a new fleet of recycling trucks which have a 50% reduction in nitrogen oxide (NOX) pollution.

Electric bin lorries take to the streets in Nottingham


Two new electric bin lorries have started operating in Nottingham in a world first, the city council has announced.

North Warwickshire Borough Council welcomes three new Mercedes-Benz Econics


Municipal vehicle specialist CP Davidson & Sons (CPD) has delivered its first Mercedes-Benz Econics to North Warwickshire Borough Council.

Islington first London borough to use purpose-built fully electric RCV


Islington has become the first borough in London to use an innovative new purpose-built fully electric refuse collection truck.

Ealing Council-owned company orders 32 Econic refuse collection vehicles


A recently launched trading company owned by Ealing Council has ordered a new fleet of Mercedes-Benz trucks to collect waste and recyclables in the West London borough.

Torbay Council enhances waste and recycling fleet with live camera systems


Torbay Council is equipping its waste and recycling collection vehicles with the latest live camera recording systems to enhance the safety of residents and crews.

Cambridgeshire councils take delivery of first all-electric bin lorry


Two local authorities in Cambridgeshire have taken delivery of their first all-electric bin lorry as part of their drive to go green.

Lewisham Council upgrades refuse fleet with 24 Mercedes-Benz Econics


Lewisham Council has upgraded its refuse fleet with 24 Mercedes-Benz Econics increasing its fleet to 39 vehicles.

Test Valley council buys three Dennis Eagle RCVs with electric bin lifts


Test Valley Borough Council has purchased three refuse collection vehicles from Dennis Eagle as it continues its drive to become carbon-neutral.

e-One electric refuse vehicle sells out on day one


Refuse Vehicle Solutions Ltd (RVS) has sold the first e-One converted electric refuse truck and has been inundated with orders since launching its new electric repowering solution at a special two-day event this month.

Council adds ‘eye-catching’ whale to RCVs to encourage recycling


Copeland Borough Council has put an eye-catching image of a whale on the side of three of the council’s refuse vehicles as part of a campaign to encourage recycling.

Dennis Eagle diesel RCVs delivered to ‘Green City’ Southampton


Nine new Dennis Eagle refuse collection vehicles (RCVs) with significantly reduced emissions have been delivered to Southampton City Council in line with the goals of its Green City Charter.

Appreciation campaign for waste crews launched in Kent


A new campaign has been launched to show appreciation for waste, recycling and street cleaning teams across Kent.

RVS and EMOSS join forces to re-power electric refuse vehicles


Refuse Vehicle Solutions Ltd (RVS) has signed an exclusive deal with Dutch electric powertrain developers EMOSS to repower refuse vehicles in the UK with an electric powertrain.

ODS trials new electric refuse collection vehicle in Oxford


The first purpose built, fully integrated electric refuse collection vehicle built by an original equipment manufacturer in the UK will be undergoing trials in Oxford this week.

England’s top recycler praises 100% Dennis Eagle & Terberg fleet


England’s official number one local authority for recycling has been named as East Riding of Yorkshire for the third year running. And the council has praised the role Dennis Eagle & Terberg Matec play in its outstanding operations.

Scottish council purchases 11 more Mercedes-Benz RCVs


Fife Council has purchased 11 more Mercedes-Benz refuse collection vehicles (RCV).

Hills Waste Solutions adds four RCVs to its fleet


Waste management and recycling specialist, Hills Waste Solutions, has added four new refuse collection vehicles (RCV) to its 60 strong commercial fleet.

Men and women wanted for National Refuse Championships 2020


Organisers of the most popular event on the waste and recycling calendar have called for people working in the sector to sign up and get involved.

Paving the way for e-RCVS


Paul Connor, Head of Tenders and Procurement at SFS, comments on the impact of electric vehicles on the public sector and provides his outlook for all-EV municipal fleets.

Liverpool council invests £3.4m in ‘biggest eco-friendly’ refuse fleet


Liverpool City Council has announced it is launching the UK’s biggest eco-friendly fleet of refuse vehicles.

Birmingham City Council considers ‘overhaul’ of rubbish collection service


A review of the city council’s waste management service has warned that the local authority’s older vehicles are likely to result in higher fuel consumption, greater emissions and increases in maintenance costs.

Are hydrogen fuel cell RCVs the future?


Hydrogen fuel cell RCVs will take to the streets in seven European cities this year as part of the EU-funded HECTOR project to assess the potential of this technology to decarbonise waste fleets. Lotte Debell reports.

Electric refuse vehicles could cut pollution and costs, report says


A Bristol-based environmental consultancy has called for the roll out of electric refuse vehicles to help cut air pollution and local authority costs.

Coventry opts for more Merc-Dennis-Terberg RCVs 


Coventry City Council has adopted a combination of a Mercedes-Benz Econic chassis, Dennis Eagle Olympus body and Terberg bin lifts for its new fleet.

Exeter City Council looks to the future with new vehicle delivery


Exeter City Council welcomes the delivery of its new fleet as part of a new 7-year fleet contract hire agreement with Specialist Fleet Services (SFS). 

Geesinknorba appoints a new agent in Northern Ireland


Refuse collection vehicle manufacturer Geesinknorba has appointed MacPac Refuse Bodies as its agent for Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Norse chooses Dennis Eagle for East Hampshire contract


 Norse Commercial Services has taken delivery of 11 Dennis Eagle RCVs for its domestic refuse collection service in East Hampshire.

Clearaway acquires new refuse collection vehicle


Calvin Williams, Director, Clearaway: 'We grew faster than expected over the summer of 2019 and needed another vehicle urgently to meet new demand.'

County Antrim manufacturer goes for growth with Michelin Development


Antrim-based refuse collection vehicle manufacturer Macpac is expanding following a £40,000 cash injection from Michelin Development. In the last 12 months, Macpac Refuse Bodies has seen its order book increased by 50 per cent – and is on target to repeat the same double-digit growth over the next year.

Low emission vehicles for Mid-Devon District Council


Specialist Fleet Services (SFS) has delivered the first vehicles of the new fleet in September 2019. The company was awarded a seven-year contract for the provision and maintenance of over 210 vehicles following a joint tender process by MDDC and Exeter City Council.


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