Facelift for Broxtowe RCV
Broxtowe Borough Council has taken delivery of a refurbished Dennis Eagle refuse collection vehicle, which has been given a full paint respray and safety upgrade. The work, carried out at Dennis Eagle’s Aldridge Service Centre, is expected to prolong the life of the vehicle by an additional four to five years, during which time it is expected to collect around 1.5 million bins.
The Elite + Olympus with Terberg OmniDEL bin lift has had its livery changed from green to white in line with the Council’s new corporate branding. It has also been fitted with additional features in line with the latest legislation, such as underrun protection to enhance safety for vulnerable road users, such as cyclists or pedestrians.
Previously the Council renewed vehicles after seven years but has introduced the new refurbishment initiative to help boost efficiency. Councillor Shane Easom, Chair of the Council’s Leisure and Amenity Committee, comments: “Vehicle refurbishment is just one example of how the Council is saving money while at the same time continuing to provide a quality service for our residents.”
Broxtowe currently has a fleet of 18 refuse collection vehicles which collect approximately 37,000 tonnes of waste and recycled materials across the borough each year. As part of continued investment in its refuse collection service, it has also recently purchased a brand-new Elite 6 Olympus 8x4 with Terberg OmniDEKA (E) electric bin lift.
The new vehicle will be used to support the Council’s garden waste collection service which, during the period March to June this year, has already collected over 2,000 tonnes of garden waste from residents.
Sandra Egerton, Regional Sales Manager at Dennis Eagle, said: “This is the second refurbished vehicle we have supplied to Broxtowe, and the work carried out by Aldridge is of such a high standard and quality that it is almost impossible to distinguish between the refurbished models and new ones.
“Previously Broxtowe had mainly operated 6x2 or 6x4 configuration vehicles. However, the 8x4 offers an additional payload of around four tonnes, which will help to ensure the efficient collection of the large volume of garden waste the Council deals with each year.”