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.