refuse collection

Sandwell refuse workers secure 9% pay rise to avoid strike action

22/07/2022

Refuse workers in Sandwell MBC have called off a planned strike due to start next week after accepting a 9% pay increase and securing additional annual leave.

Coventry council defends itself against Unite’s pay claims

23/02/2022

Coventry City Council has challenged claims by the union Unite that refuse collection drivers doing the same job in neighbouring councils are paid thousands of pounds more than the drivers currently on strike.

Council drops kerbside collections for engine oil and car batteries

07/02/2022

West Oxfordshire District Council has dropped kerbside collections for engine oil and car batteries due to low demand.

Refuse workers strike against ‘ongoing attacks’ on pay and conditions

21/10/2021

Union members at Veolia Sheffield have voted to strike over pay and what they characterise as ‘ongoing attacks’ to their terms and conditions.

Brighton council and union reaches deal to end bin strike

19/10/2021

Brighton residents will soon once again see their streets cleared of bin bags as the council reaches a deal with striking refuse collection workers to resolve the ongoing industrial dispute.

Refuse collector pay drops by over £1,500

14/10/2021

A refuse collector has seen their pay drop by £1,519 in real terms since 2010, according to the TUC.

Council to replace half its bin lorries with electric vehicles

03/06/2020

Manchester City Council has agreed to replace half its diesel bin lorries with new electric vehicles.

Councils use digital screens on refuse vehicles to share key messages

06/05/2020

Urbaser has been utilising digital display screens installed on the sides on its refuse collection vehicles to share key messages across the London Borough of Waltham Forest and Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council.

Electric refuse vehicles could cut pollution and costs, report says

27/01/2020

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 

02/12/2019

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.

Roar Techmedia purchases RWM from the Prysm Group

02/12/2019

Roar Techmedia, the trade exhibitions organiser, has secured a significant investment from Apiary Capital to fund the acquisition of a portfolio of leading events from Prysm Media Group, including the Recycling and Waste Management exhibition. 

Exeter City Council looks to the future with new vehicle delivery

28/11/2019

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

28/11/2019

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

31/10/2019

 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

31/10/2019

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

Future Fleet Awards - time to recognise the best in industry

21/10/2019

Future Fleet Forum is coming up again. January 22, 2020, will see a range of expert speakers from all over the world coming together in the Guildhall in London to talk about the latest initiatives, strategies, and technologies to help public sector fleet professionals tackle current challenges.

Lifting the lid on the new Kerbloader

14/10/2019

In a world where waste streams and recycling targets change constantly, the new Terberg Kerbloader recycling truck has been designed to provide the flexibility operators need, reports LAPV.

Fleet Manager in the spotlight

11/10/2019

There are currently 1,133 vehicles in the fleet. Of these, 97 are electric and we have another 173 electric vehicles on order. We also have eight CNG vehicles, two hybrid petrol vehicles with six more on order, and 20 diesel hybrids. Currently, our alternative fuel vehicles make up 11.2% of the fleet. Once the new vehicles arrive this will go up to 27%.

County Antrim manufacturer goes for growth with Michelin Development

11/10/2019

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.

Waltham Forest outsources refuse and recycling collections

10/10/2019

Environmental services provider, Urbaser has taken on the contract for Waltham Forest’s refuse and recycling collections on 30 September 2019. The service commenced following the award of a new eight-year contract earlier this year for the provision of neighbourhood services by Waltham Forest Council.

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