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Local companies sign new vehicle contract at NEC Recycling Exhibition

Coventry's largest independent waste management company, Tom White Waste Limited, is working with Warwick-based refuse vehicle manufacture Dennis Eagle, to assist the company drive forward its multi-million pound expansion programme in recycling.

In implementing a massive £5m investment strategy designed to help Coventry become greener, Tom White Waste, who currently recycle 80% of all waste collected, has recently ordered its first ever new Dennis Eagle refuse collection vehicles. And where better to sign the contract than at the RWM (Recycling and Waste Management) Exhibition that took place at the NEC earlier this week. Ian White (left), Joint Managing Director of Tom White Waste is pictured with Dennis Eagle's Northern General Sales Manager, David Hennessey.

The vehicles are scheduled to join Tom White Waste's fleet early next year and will be used to collect commercial waste from around the city and neighbouring areas before being segregated at either of the company's two transfer stations in Rowleys Green and Stonebrook Way. The latter MRF (Materials Recovery Facility) was brought on stream by Tom White Waste only last year as part of the investment programme and at a cost of £1.2m.

Commenting on the decision to specify the new Dennis Eagle vehicles, Joint Managing Director of Tom White Waste, Ian White said: “Investing in bolstering the size and efficiency of our recycling fleet is obviously an important part of our overall expansion plans, and we are delighted to be working with Dennis Eagle in order to help us achieve this. They are market leaders in their field and having operated a number of their used vehicles for quite some time now, we know that they offer the best value for money option for chassis and body. We are confident that they will be instrumental in helping us continue to improve the efficiency with which we collect our waste and prove cost-effective in the process.”

Dennis Eagle's Managing Director, Norman Thoday added: “Tom White Waste is already a huge success story locally when it comes to the all-important area of recycling and as neighbours we are understandably delighted to be supplying them with their new vehicles.”

Equipped with Dennis Eagle's Phoenix 2 20 high capacity general compaction bodies, they have been specified with Otto bin hoists, the new vehicles will be powered by the company's proven 6 x 4 Elite chassis and will feature the familiar bright and vibrant Tom White Waste livery.

In addition to investing in new vehicles, over the next four years Tom White Waste Limited will continue to deploy resources behind the first fully licensed indoor transfer stations in the area, new software systems and a 10% increase in additional manpower.

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