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Brand new fleet for Bristol Waste Company

Published:  11 October, 2016

A fleet of ten new refuse collection vehicles will be provided for Bristol Waste Company (BWC) by vehicle hire specialists Collett Transport Services (CTS).

The company has won a two-year contract to provide vehicles with the option to extend by one year, which started on 1 October.

The new vehicles are all Dennis Eagle with Terberg OmniDel standard lifts. Seven are 26t 6x2 rear-steer narrow chassis with Olympus OL19 narrow bodies and three are 18t 4x2 narrow chassis with Olympus OL10 narrow bodies. Six vehicles have already been delivered and the remaining four will arrive before Christmas.

BWC fleet manager Iain Fortune said: ‘We are keen to use the best vehicles and equipment available; those that offer high reliability and low emissions. The vehicles offered by CTS exceeded our expectations and the contract offers excellent value. We are delighted to have CTS on board.’

The company, a subsidiary of Bristol City Council, was recently awarded a ten-year agreement by the council’s cabinet to provide waste collection, street cleansing and winter maintenance, bringing all of Bristol’s waste services together with BWC responsible for the entire waste process including collection and disposal. It has a fleet of more than 180 vehicles and collects 140,000 tonnes of waste and recycling each year, 53,000 tonnes of which is sent for composting or recycling. The company also cleans 800 miles of streets and footpaths in the city.

CTS is part of Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS) and offers flexible and competitive refuse vehicle hire packages for the short or long term.

SFS managing director Bob Sweetland said: ‘We are delighted to have won this tender and look forward to developing a long-standing relationship with BWC. We are committed to investing in the latest vehicles and equipping them with all the latest safety features and technology.’

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