The new fleet of 24 bin lorries cost £4.2 million
A NEW multi-million pound fleet of bin lorries is ready for action.
The £4.2 million investment by Adur and Worthing councils will not only provide residents and businesses with a modern refuse fleet but also reinforces the councils’ commitment to maintain weekly household bin collections.
The 26-tonne trucks will bring environmental benefits as well as savings for taxpayers because they use less fuel and will cost less to maintain than the old fleet, which is now ten years old.
The first of 24 blue Dennis Eagle wagons arrived in April and the final one has now taken its place at the council’s recycling, refuse and waste depot in Commerce Way, Lancing.
Councillor Emma Evans, Adur’s executive member for environment, said: “It is great to see the new fleet in place.
“The team have worked very hard throughout the whole procurement process to ensure we have obtained the best value for our residents.”
The mayor of Worthing, councillor Alex Harman, and the chairman of Adur District Council, councillor Peter Metcalfe, will attend a ceremony to mark the occasion on Thursday. The old trucks will be sold at auction.
Source: The Argus