Waste and resource management company, Cawleys, has taken delivery of two “smashing” new glass collection vehicles to help it offer improved collection services in south east England – the first vehicles of their type to be used in the UK.
The vehicles will both be decorated in Cawleys platinum livery, to mark its 70th anniversary of being in business, and will be part of a new and improved glass collection service operating across south east England from the company’s Luton HQ.
The vehicles, which Cawleys says are the first of their type to be used in the UK, have improved environmental features, with a five-tonne payload offering fuel economy and an easy versatile body that helps the crew load the bins effectively and safely.
The new vehicles – Rossi R300’s with a DAF tractor unit – represent a £180,000 investment by Cawleys.
Phil Gudgeon, Head of Waste Collection said: “We considered a number of vehicles for this new service and needed to ensure that the vehicle was fit for purpose, whilst also meeting or exceeding all current environmental and transport regulations and safety requirements. These vehicles provide us with remote tipping from the cab and improved bin lift control”.
Although glass has good “recycling credentials”, being able to be recycled several times over, it continues to have lower recycling levels than other materials, where 75 percent of steel packaging is recycled for example but just fifty percent of glass containers.
“We see a good, stable future in this market and our new vehicles reflect our belief in that. We’re committed to offering a competitive service for our customers, and ensuring that every waste stream contributes to the closed loop economy. We must take every step to encourage recycling efficiencies and maintaining quality of stock, and these vehicles will help usachieve that,” Phil concluded.