Pretty in pink in St Helier

Published:  23 August, 2012

The Parish of St Helier in Jersey is now a brighter place since purchasing a new Dennis Eagle Olympus OL10 refuse collection vehicle and painting it pink. Purchased in conjunction with Jersey's Public Health department, the new vehicle will be operating five days a week, collecting cardboard for recycling before switching to collect commercial refuse.

Initially suggested as a joke, the vehicle is painted in a vibrant pink to help raise awareness of the importance of breast screening and cervical smears to local women. It is operating throughout the island and proving to be a great way of spreading vital messages about women's health.

Director of Municipal Services, Debra D'Orleans commented: “I jokingly asked if Dennis Eagle could supply us with a pink vehicle and they told me we could have a truck in any colour we like. The smooth sides of the truck are ideal for carrying messages and I think this vehicle will be a real talking point.”

Dennis Eagle's Regional Sales Manager, Paul Hobday said: “Jersey has some very narrow access areas and width restrictions on vehicles. The Olympus OL10N is able to work in these tight areas without compromising on the payload.”

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