Major Investment for Northumberland

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Major Investment for Northumberland

PUBLISHED: 25-07-2018

Major Investment for Northumberland

Northumberland County Council is set to invest £8.6-million over the next three years as part of a rolling programme to replace its existing 50-strong refuse collection fleet. The investment will also include the addition of two further vehicles, helping the Council to meet growing demand for waste services.

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All 52 vehicles will be fitted with the Terberg OmniDEL Xtra bin lift, offering safe and reliable operation throughout. On top of this, the OmniDEL range of lifts continues to provide additional efficiency saving and safety enhancing features, along with ease of maintenance.

The first batch of 24 are due to arrive this year, with six of these already in service.

Councillor Glen Sanderson, Cabinet Member for Environment and Local Services, said: “Providing an efficient and reliable regular bin collection service is a cornerstone of what Councils do, and it’s vital we invest in the right equipment to be able to do this.

“Our refuse wagons and crews cover tens of thousands of miles each year in all sorts of weather and it is very rare that they are unable to make a collection.

“The existing fleet has served us well but is now in need of replacement, and these new vehicles are cleaner, more efficient, safer and have a greater capacity than the existing models – they are state-of-the-art in every aspect and a valuable addition to our fleet.”

Paul Rochester, Area Sales Manager at Terberg Matec UK, comments: “We’re extremely pleased and proud that Northumberland County Council has chosen Terberg bin lifts for its new fleet of vehicles. The OmniDEL continues to deliver exceptional performance, and I look forward to working alongside and assisting the team at Northumberland in launching their new fleet.”