A delivery of 14 Hino trucks in New Plymouth recently, signals the start of new refuse and recycling initiatives for the region.
Enviroway, a division of Envirowaste Services Ltd (ESL), has opened a new branch in New Plymouth to house the new trucks and associated plant and machinery required to fulfil their contractual obligations with the New Plymouth District Council.
ESL are committed to keeping safety at the forefront of their business and every effort is made to keep their staff stay safe. New drivers have spent a month training before the 1 October commencement.
Representatives from Hino Distributors (NZ) Ltd, Truck Stops, McCurdy Engineering and Manco Environmental Ltd were all present at the handover, ensuring thorough training was given on all aspects of the trucks and the various body configurations.
The trucks range from an 8×4 700 Series hooker truck, and 6×2 rear steer LEV and sideload curbside collection trucks, down to 4×2 glass recycling trucks. Many of the trucks are fitted with dual controls and wheelie bin side lifters.
McCurdy Engineering in New Plymouth will be responsible for the maintenance of these very smart looking trucks and bodies for the contract term.
New Plymouth’s rubbish and recycling system changes mean that more recycling will be collected, with an increase of plastics from 1-2 to 1-7. Glass will also be collected separately. With less waste going to landfill the new system will reduce waste management costs in the long term.
“The reduction of waste to landfill has become a key focus for many environmental regulators, requiring efficient and effective kerbside collection,” says Hino Distributors (NZ) Ltd’s National Sales Manager, Graham McNabb. “Hino are proud to deliver trucks that do the job well.”