Thursday, 21 December 2006

New wagons roll with recycling message

Redcar and Cleveland Council has unveiled its new green and tidy look - refuse collection vehicles, complete with new livery.

The Council, which achieved Beacon Council status for its waste and recycling management earlier this year, is the top performing authority of the 25 councils in the North East for recycling and the second most improved in the country with recycling rates currently at over 34 per cent.

Now the positive recycling message is even clearer with the investment of over £750,000 in seven new replacement vehicles, which are already on the Borough's roads in the busy Christmas and New Year collection schedules.

The five 26-tonne vehicles and two 7.5 tonne vehicles, brought in to help service hard-to-reach and inaccessible areas, are all fitted with rear view camera systems for added safety.

The Council's Cabinet Member for Environmental Improvement Councillor Bob Stanway said: "We are absolutely delighted to receive these new vehicles, which advertise our commitment to recycling.

"We're sure residents will see that our intentions are very clear - to keep improving and establish a real sense of pride in making the Borough cleaner, greener and safer."

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