Cawleys opts for Rossi R300s collection vehicles

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Cawleys new glass collection vehicle

Cawleys has taken delivery of two new glass collection vehicles which are both decorated in Cawleys platinum livery to mark its 70th anniversary in business in 2017. According to Cawleys, the vehicles will be part of a new, improved glass collection service operating across south east England from the company's Luton HQ.

The vehicles are reportedly the first of their type to be used in the UK.

"They have improved environmental features, with a five tonne payload offering fuel economy and an easy versatile body that helps the crew load the bins effectively and safely," said Phil Gudgeon, Cawleys' head of waste collection before adding: "The new vehicles represent a £180,000 investment, part of a £3m programme of investment by Cawleys across the business this year."

The two vehicles are Rossi R300s with a DAF tractor unit.

Gudgeon added: “We considered a number of vehicles for this new service and needed to ensure that the vehicle was fit for purpose, whilst also meeting or exceeding all current environmental and transport regulations and safety requirements. These vehicles provide us with remote tipping from the cab and improved bin lift control.”

Although glass has good ‘recycling credentials’ being able to be recycled several times over, it continues to have lower recycling levels than other materials.

"75% of steel packaging is recycled for example, but just 50% of glass containers," stated Gudgeon. “We see a good, stable future in this market and our new vehicles reflect our belief in that. We must take every step to encourage recycling efficiencies and maintaining quality of stock, and these vehicles will help us achieve that."

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