Having secured the waste services contract for Warwick District Council over the next five years, specialist recycling and waste management company, SITA UK, has teamed up with local refuse collection vehicle manufacturer, Dennis Eagle, to help deliver the new service to local residents.
Looking to introduce a more efficient and cost-effective domestic waste collection and recycling and street cleansing scheme within Warwick, SITA UK is deploying a new 12-strong fleet of Dennis Eagle RCVs. Additionally, Dennis Eagle is set to continue to carry out full contract maintenance and servicing of the Warwick fleet, a role it has undertaken now for the past several years. Fleet servicing and maintenance will continue to be coordinated from Dennis Eagle's Warwick-based Service Centre.
Supporting the council's aim to encourage residents to recycle more and reduce waste, the Dennis Eagle fleet features a cocktail of total RCV solutions, all of which are based on Dennis Eagle's industry leading Phoenix 2 body options and Elite 2 chassis.
With Warwick residents across the district now being supplied with a separate wheeled bin for non-recyclable waste, one for food and garden waste and a red box for recyclable materials, SITA UK has specified four specific vehicle types as a means of maximising payloads and driving forward recycling rates and overall operational efficiencies. Forming the backbone of the new fleet are seven high capacity and standard 2.5m wide Phoenix 2-20 general compaction bodies equipped with the powerful Elite 6 x 4 chassis. Completing the standard width vehicle line-up are three P2-12 bodies on the smaller Elite 4 x 2 chassis. Additionally, and to provide further flexibility when operating in restricted access urban and rural areas, SITA UK has specified two narrow variant Dennis Eagle RCVs. These are a narrow bodied P2-9N on the 2.2m wide Elite 4 x 2 chassis and a P2-15N powered by the Elite 6 x 2 mid lift chassis.
With the exception of the three P2-12s that have Beta Paladin bin lifts, the remaining Phoenix 2 bodies feature the F1 Zoeller Rotary lifter. Each RCV has been specified with the driver plus three Elite 2 cab, and all of the chassis are powered by the latest 290bhp Volvo D7E emission compliant Euro 5i engines.
Commenting on behalf of SITA UK, General Manager, Nick Browning said: “We are delighted to be working closely with Dennis Eagle as a means of helping the council improve recycling rates and meet the targets for landfill diversion. Dennis Eagle is already well versed with the council's RCV fleet having been responsible for its service and maintenance for a number of years now. What's more, the advantages of having a major manufacturer of RCVs local to the contract are clear for all to see.”