New fleet to enhance service

A new fleet of recycling and rubbish collection vehicles will be heading out on the streets of Colchester delivering a more efficient service.

Over the coming months, a new fleet of recycling and rubbish collection vehicles will be heading out on the streets of Colchester delivering a more efficient service across the borough.

Colchester Borough Council’s current fleet of vehicles is due to be replaced and the Council has taken this opportunity to purchase new, more efficient replacement vehicles which include the latest technology such as onboard 360 degree camera safety system creating a safer working environment for staff too.

In total, the Council will purchase 26 new heavy goods vehicles over the next two years, costing £4,000,000.

The first fourteen of these vehicles have now arrived and will be used across the borough this week, with the remainder of these vehicles being delivered in stages over the coming year. It supports the council’s drive to create a Better Colchester.

 Councillor Martin Goss, Portfolio Holder for Waste, Environment and Transportation, said:“Investing in a new fleet of waste and recycling collection vehicles means that we are investing for the long term and also enables us to use the latest technology to deliver an even better service and provide enhanced safety and support to our staff whilst carrying out their work too.”

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 Notes to Editors:

Attached is a photograph of Councillor Martin Goss Portfolio Holder for Waste, Environment and Transportation alongside one of the new recycling and rubbish collection vehicles.

New fleet to enhance service image

Better Colchester is a dynamic two-year action plan to help deliver the aims and objectives of the council’s overarching strategic plan. Around £2 million has been set aside to deliver proposals that will make Colchester an even better place to live, work in and visit. Find out more atwww.colchester.gov.uk/bettercolchester

For further information about anything included in this press release please contactcommunications@colchester.gov.uk or call 07815 088150

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