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Councils secure future of weekly collections with major investment in new fleet

Released: Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Residents of Adur and Worthing will continue to have their residential refuse collected on a weekly basis thanks to a £4.2m investment by Adur & Worthing Councils. This bucks an alarming trend that has seen some local authorities opting for bi weekly, three weekly and in some cases monthly residential refuse collections.

This week Adur & Worthing Councils took delivery of the first of 24 new waste trucks, ordered by sole UK manufacturer Dennis Eagle.

24 new state of the art Dennis Eagle trucks will be on the road, by the beginning of the Summer. The investment of £4.2m was unanimously agreed by Councillors in November 2015.

The trucks will replace the current fleet that is 10 years old, which will now be offered up for public auction.

Councillor Emma Evans, Executive Member for Environment Adur District Council, adds:

“The residents of Adur are extremely proud of its beautiful environment and work hard to maintain and protect it. So I am delighted that I have played a part in helping to deliver this new fleet and safeguarding our district.”

Councillor Clive Roberts, Executive Member for Environment Worthing Borough Council comments:

“This new fleet will deliver a green, more efficient and cost effective residential collection service across both districts, but more importantly it will facilitate the Councils' promise of weekly residential collection services for our residents.”

Pictured: Executive Member for Environment Adur District Council Councillor Emma Evans and Executive Member for Environment Councillor Clive Roberts with the first of the 24 new trucks

PR17-043 - Councils secure future of weekly collections with major investment in new fleet

(PR17-043)

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