New bin lorries to arrive in the autumn


A new fleet of refuse collection vehicles will be delivered in the autumn.
Costing approximately £4million, the fleet of 28 vehicles will provide a more efficient service to the public and help the council to achieve its recycling targets.
The majority of the vehicles will have a separate pod at the front to keep food waste separate from blue/black bags.
The delivery of the new vehicles will result in some changes to the refuse collection routes across the county.
However, households affected by any changes will be notified directly nearer the time.
Director of Environment Ruth Mullen said: “The new vehicles, together with the introduction of new collection routes, will result in a much more efficient service. As we introduce these changes we will do our best to keep disruption to residents to a minimum, leading to an improved service moving forward.
“We are currently recycling around 60% of our rubbish and the new vehicles will help us to achieve the national recycling target of 70% by 2024/25.”
Failure to hit Welsh Government recycling targets could result in substantial financial penalties (approximately £160,000 for every 1% below the target).

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