waste collection

Low emission vehicles for Mid-Devon District Council

30/09/2019

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.

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.

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.

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.

Geesinknorba - driving innovation in waste management

23/04/2019

Geesinknorba is one of Europe's leading providers of refuse collection vehicles to both public and private sector operators. We design and manufacture a wide range of specialist vehicle bodies and bin-lifting equipment, which can be mounted on chassis from any manufacturer. Our focus is on innovation and delivering the products that our customers need to meet the requirements of today and the challenges of tomorrow.

Hambledon DC introduces electric vans

21/10/2019

Hambleton District Council in Yorkshire is introducing two new electric vehicles to replace its existing van fleet, to move to a 100% electric fleet in the future.

Skip hire specialist adds a JCB Loadall to its fleet

28/10/2019

Northern Ireland-based skip hire specialist CM Skips has added a JCB 550-80 Wastemaster Loadall to the fleet of materials handling machinery operating at its site in Randalstown, near Ballymena.

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.'

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.

Future Fleet Forum announces full programme

11/11/2019

Future Fleet Forum is delighted to announce that Paris Apollon, Chief of Fleet Operations, New York City Parks and Recreation, has agreed to speak at the conference on January 22, at the Guildhall in the City of London.

New headquarters for c-trace

11/11/2019

Waste and recycling telematics specialist c-trace has moved into a new, bespoke headquarters – named the Digital Lab in Germany.

Aberdeen City Council bags Fleet Operator of the Year Award

26/11/2019

Aberdeen City Council has been awarded Local Authority Fleet Operator of the Year at the Transport News Scottish Rewards held on 9 November 2019 in Glasgow.

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.

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). 

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. 

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.

Comment - electric revolution in the waste sector

02/12/2019

Paul Connor, Head of Tenders and Procurement at Specialist Fleet Services (SFS) looks at the impact of electric vehicles on the public

Plant services provider commissions first Mercedes-Benz Econic skiploader

28/01/2020

Glencoe Plant Services has commissioned their first Mercedes-Benz Econic skiploader in a bid to ‘increase efficiency’ when collecting construction waste material.

Bin weighing system receives ‘EU-type approval’

30/01/2020

Vehicle Weighing Solutions Ltd (VWS) has received EU-type approval for its market leading ENVIROWEIGH bin-weighing system.

Borough sees household waste recycling exceed 50% for ‘first time’ in its history

17/02/2020

The amount of household waste being recycled by residents of Tonbridge and Malling has exceeded 50% for the first time in the borough’s history thanks to Urbaser’s new recycling service.

Paving the way for e-RCVS

24/02/2020

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.

Men and women wanted for National Refuse Championships 2020

24/02/2020

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.

Most councils still providing normal waste collections, survey reveals

06/04/2020

The majority of councils have been able to provide a normal waste and recycling collection service, a new survey has revealed.

Waste collections ‘return to normal’

15/07/2020

The majority of local authorities are now reporting that they have returned to normal operations of residual waste collections despite the continuing impact of Covid-19.

ODS trials new electric refuse collection vehicle in Oxford

20/07/2020

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.

Appreciation campaign for waste crews launched in Kent

09/09/2020

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

Waste services in a time of pandemic

15/10/2020

Ian Fielding, chair of ADEPT’s Waste Group, discusses how local authorities rose to the challenge of maintaining waste services through the early days of a global pandemic.

Torbay Council enhances waste and recycling fleet with live camera systems

05/11/2020

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.

Electric bin lorries take to the streets in Nottingham

23/12/2020

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

Veolia trials innovative electric tricycles in Westminster

15/03/2021

The resource management company Veolia, in partnership with Westminster City Council, is trialling two electric pedal tricycles specially designed for on-street waste collection.

FCC Environment introduces a new HARSH fleet for key contract win

26/04/2021

The waste and resource management business, FCC Environment, is introducing a brand new fleet of HARSH-equipped vehicles to support a key contract win in Kent.

New measures to boost recycling rates

07/05/2021

New proposals to increase the amount of household waste being recycled have been unveiled by the Government today.

South Lakeland prioritises fleet safety

10/06/2021

South Lakeland District Council, which covers an area of over 1500 square kilometres and is ranked 12th largest district in England, also has one of the country’s safest waste collection fleets.

Council invests over £1m in Mobile Household Recycling Centres

16/06/2021

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.

New unitary authority replaces waste and recycling fleet

22/06/2021

North Northamptonshire Council is updating its waste and recycling fleet with over 110 new vehicles.

LARAC opposes introduction of free garden waste collections

07/07/2021

LARAC has voiced concerns over the 'the potentially prescriptive nature' of the Government's proposed reforms of recycling in England.

Council launches pilot food waste collection scheme

12/08/2021

Wandsworth council has invited 2,300 households to take part in a pilot food waste collection scheme to help inform decisions on the council’s next waste and recycling contract.

Buckinghamshire council temporarily suspends food waste collections

12/08/2021

Buckinghamshire council has announced a temporary suspension of food waste collections to due to the national shortage of HGV drivers and COVID-19.

Introducing the ORUS

16/09/2021

Terberg Matec UK introduces their new ORUS collection body for flexible and efficient food waste collection. LAPV reports.

Warwick and Stratford-on-Avon District Councils announce new waste contractor

01/10/2021

Warwick and Stratford-on-Avon District Councils have awarded a joint refuse and recycling services contract to Biffa Waste Services Ltd.

Veolia takes over waste contract in south Buckinghamshire

02/11/2021

Veolia has taken on the waste contract for the south Buckinghamshire area from former provider Biffa.

Veolia launches StreetKind campaign to protect its teams

25/11/2021

The environmental solutions company Veolia is taking a stand after reports of abuse from frontline staff more than doubled over the last year.

District council opens new £5m depot

26/11/2021

West Lindsey District Council today officially opened its new multi-million-pound, purpose built central depot, which has been two decades in the making.

Council sets up ‘arms-length’ business to deliver key services

03/12/2021

East Suffolk Council is to create a Local Authority Trading Company (LATCo) to help it deliver key council services.

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