Electric Bin Lorries Could Bring Savings

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The purchase of two new electric bin lorries could save Dundee City Council more than £11,000 in fuel costs, along with 5.6kg of CO2 reductions, every year. 

Councillors will be asked to approve the purchase of new vehicles and other items of landscaping equipment at a total cost of £1,052,846. 

Mark Flynn convener of the council’s city development committee said: “After a review of waste collection operations, route efficiency savings across the city will see three diesel vehicles, more than 12 years old and nearing the end of their useful life, replaced by two new electric versions. 

“They represent best value, not only in terms of their purchase price but also longevity, efficiency and environmental impact.” 

Among the ground maintenance equipment proposed for purchase is a new grass flail used to manage areas of biodiversity grassland. The new £29,400 flail, funded by a grant from from the Scottish Government’s Nature Restoration Fund, will help in the repopulation of wild flowers. 

The city development committee will consider the tender on Monday (OCTOBER 31).

 

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