The Health and Social Services Directorate currently uses two older Refuse Collection Vehicles (RCVs) to collect domestic and commercial waste.  As of 29 June 2014, one of these vehicles was out of order – and it was thus necessary to bring into service one of the two new RVCs – so as to maintain the necessary volume and continuity of waste collection.

This vehicle has come into service ahead of schedule and ahead of distribution of the new wheelie bins to households and collection points, which will be done shortly.  For this reason, the high level bin lifter at the back of the vehicle, which would normally aid the emptying of the wheelie bins, has temporarily been removed from this RCV to make it easier for the operators to load rubbish in the conventional way.

Senior Environmental Health Officer, Georgina Young, commented:

Refuse 1
Refuse 1

“At times, quick decisions have to be taken in the Directorate, in order to maintain delivery of this vital and environmental significant service to the public.”  



1 July 2014


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