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December 15, 2022

Council’s contractor United Resource Management (URM) has added new waste and recycling collection trucks to its fleet.

The trucks are now servicing properties throughout the Hunters Hill local government area.

With colourful artwork promoting a ‘waste less, recycle more’ message, the trucks also have a range of safety and efficiency features.

URM CEO Dave Johnston said three new side-loader trucks were in operation in Hunters Hill, with two more rear-loaders to come in early 2023.

The new vehicles were among the most advanced of their type in Australia..

“A camera system can identify every single bin collected, live,” he said.

This allowed visual data to be collected, identifying any contamination of bins. The Council could then use this information to inform community awareness about placing suitable items in the correct waste or recycling bins.

Advancements in regards to diesel emissions also made the trucks one of the most environmentally friendly of their type on the road, Mr Johnston said.

A ‘reverse smart’ feature enhanced safety.

“Any object, the truck will automatically stop, which means they can’t reverse into cars, vehicles or pedestrians,” he said.

Mayor Zac Miles said URM was a valued contractor and the new trucks were a welcome addition to the fleet.

“With better safety, better service and better monitoring these vehicles will add value to the service provided to residents in our local government area,” he said.

 

 

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