Bristol unveils new recycling fleet

The Bristol Waste Company has revealed its new efficient, sustainable, safer and reliable fleet of recycling vehicles.

Capable of carrying more recycling, reducing the number of trips they need to make back to the depot to unload, and in turn, their carbon footprint, the vehicles will also ease congestion on the city’s streets thanks to an onboard compactor which can crush the waste while travelling.

The new vehicles are fitted with CCTV to protect staff and other road users and have cyclist protection alert systems for cyclist and driver safety. An integrated system will also prevent unauthorised driving.

Bristol Waste makes 11 million scheduled recycling collections every year across the city, collecting an average 70,000 tonnes of recycling. Other transport initiatives to reduce the company’s impact on the environment include the introduction of electric vans and three electric bikes to help staff travel around the city.

Tony Lawless, managing director, Bristol Waste Company said: “Bristol is the number one core city for recycling. That’s something we are incredibly proud of, and a testament to the passion and support we see from the public in making sure Bristol wastes nothing. We are committed to constantly increasing our sustainability and reducing our impact on the environment. That is why we are so proud of the new fleet which will reduce our carbon footprint and harmful emissions while increasing our ability to recycle more.”