South Bucks District Council one of the first to invest in new recycling trucks

Bucks Free Press: New recycling trucks are the best in the business New recycling trucks are the best in the business

RECYCLING is even better for the environment than before after South Bucks District Council became one of the first authorities in the country to use more fuel efficient refuse trucks.

SBDC have said they are excited about being one of the first to use the ‘Euro 6’ refuse and recycling vehicles which are designed to be four to five per cent more fuel efficient than the last model.

It is the latest type of vehicle to limit emission in line with regulations from the European Commission and has the latest engine type designed to reduce carbon emissions.

SBDC Councillor Nick Naylor, Portfolio Holder for the Environment, said: "The new vehicles are really impressive and will contribute to achieving the Councils over-arching objective of a cleaner and greener District.

“It was great to see how they work and to be shown the new features which will help ensure safe, efficient collections for both residents and crews."

SBDC have said since the start of the new service, South Bucks District Council has already seen a dramatic increase in the amount of recycling collected and a reduction in the amount of household waste sent to landfill.

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7:40pm Sun 8 Jun 14

Contax says...

Maybe they should be using LPG powered trucks instead of Diesel, even the cleanest diesel will give out more soot particles. I say this because LPG trucks are now being used to transport goods from the docks on East Coast, I am an ex HGV driver and only found about this when I saw a planning request for a LPG refueling station for these trucks. I think they could be put to good use on roadside collections, less emissions in built up areas
Maybe they should be using LPG powered trucks instead of Diesel, even the cleanest diesel will give out more soot particles. I say this because LPG trucks are now being used to transport goods from the docks on East Coast, I am an ex HGV driver and only found about this when I saw a planning request for a LPG refueling station for these trucks. I think they could be put to good use on roadside collections, less emissions in built up areas Contax
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