Broxtowe Bin Lorries Get a Cost-Saving Facelift

Broxtowe Bin Lorries Get a Cost-Saving Facelift

18/07/2016 - Around £277,000 has been saved by Broxtowe Borough Council by refurbishing two bin lorries to add to its frontline fleet.

The vehicles have been refurbished at a cost of £53,000 compared to £330,000 for the cost of two new vehicles. The refurbishments will prolong the life of the vehicles by an additional four to five years, which will see them collect around 1.5 million bins.

Previously the Council renewed vehicles after seven years but has introduced the new refurbishment initiative to help the balance the books in the face of budget constraints.

The vehicles were refurbished by FAUN Zoeller based in Doncaster.  

Refurbishing vehicles makes sound economic sense and the Council hope to make savings in the region of £500,000 over the next five years which represents excellent value for money. The refurbishment programme is just one example of how we are always looking for ways to save money whilst continuing to provide a quality service for our residents, said Councillor Mia Kee, Chair of the Council's Environment & Community Safety Committee.

The Council currently has 18 refuse vehicles which collect 37,000 tonnes of waste and recycling each year across the Borough.

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