City of London to become first local authority with fully electric RCV fleet08 April 2019

The City of London Corporation has awarded a “tech-driven” waste collection, street cleansing and ancillary services contract to Veolia – with the City set to become the first UK local authority to run a fleet of fully electric refuse collection vehicles.

The contract, which started on 6 April, will see Veolia rolling out the electric RCVs over the course of the first year.

The vehicles will be equipped with 360-degree cameras and audible warning reversing systems.

On-board weighing equipment will digitally record bin weights at residential properties, with street cleaners carrying hand-held devices for on-the-go reporting and job completion.

All vehicles will be tracked to monitor and auto-allocate cleansing tasks depending on location and capacity.

The contract will deliver 74 solar auto-compacting BigBelly bins, which send notifications to collection crews when they are full.

Jeremy Simons, chair of the City Corporation’s port health and environmental services committee, says: “This pioneering technology-driven contract aims to exceed the high standards people expect of our waste and cleansing services whether they work, visit or live in the City.

“The Square Mile is a world-leading international financial centre with over half a million daily workers, 7,500 residents and 18.4 million visitors a year.

“They rightly expect the best and I’m delighted that Veolia has been appointed to deliver this contract.”

The vehicles are supplied to Veolia by Electra Commercial Vehicles, part of NRG Fleet Services. For more information, see the link below.

Laura Cork

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