New waste collection vehicles

Yorwaste has unveiled the latest additions to its fleet – taking the total investment in new waste collection vehicles to £1.5 million this year,

The company has spent £500,000 on three 26-tonne commercial refuse collection vehicles (RCVs).

The vehicles, which are operating out of Yorwaste’s Tancred Waste Transfer Station, near Catterick, will collect waste from businesses across the Hambleton and Richmondshire areas.

It comes just months after the company invested £1 million on eight hook-lift vehicles, as part of its contract to manage 20 household waste recycling centres on behalf of North Yorkshire County Council.

The RCVs are among the safest, most advanced in the waste industry.

They are fitted with 360-degree cameras which eliminate blind spots, ensuring drivers can carry out often tricky manoeuvres in safety. They also come with a cycle awareness and lane change warning systems.

Geoff Derham, Yorwaste’s Operations Director, said: “We have made a significant investment in our fleet this year but this was necessary to ensure we can continue to meet the increasing demand for our services, but also operate the most efficient and safest fleet possible.

“Health and safety is our number one priority so by ensuring our new vehicles are equipped with the latest safety technology, we are doing our very upmost to protect our drivers and other road users.

“As a company in the waste industry we are very much aware of our responsibilities and we have a duty of care to minimise our impact on the environment. We can do this in a number of ways, including operating vehicles which use less fuel and produce fewer carbon emissions.”

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