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New kit helping to save time & money at Bucks' recycling centres

It will mean skips can be in use for longer.

Published by Dan Gooding at 5:43am 11th March 2020. 2-minute read.

New kit helping to save time & money at Bucks' recycling centres

£1.8 million has been spent on new kit to improve recycling centres in Buckinghamshire.

Nine new compactors - used to fit more into skips at each site - will mean less time is wasted switching them over.

The County Council say they've bought the kit to make savings in the future, rather than spending lots on leasing.

Five new roll-on-roll-off transporters will also make sure waste and recycled materials from the centres reach the right destination

Bill Chapple OBE, Cabinet Member for Planning and Environment, said the new heavy-duty excavators - one for each recycling centre - are used to compact waste in containers, allowing residents to use them for longer without change-over delays. 

The five roll-on-roll-off transporters will speed the process of getting full skips to compost and recycling destinations, or the Greatmoor Energy from Waste centre, and bringing empty skips back. 

Bill said the County Council had decided to buy the vehicles at a cost of £1.8 million, instead of entering a more expensive leasing arrangement.

This, he said, would help towards annual savings of £1.2m across the waste management service. 

The new vehicles have the latest Euro VI engines with Adblue exhaust systems to make them more efficient and reduce emissions.  They're fitted with real-time monitoring systems that allow the County Council to track and improve fuel efficiency.

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