Dennis Eagle supplies new RCVs to three UK councils
Dennis Eagle had a busy month in August, signing deals to supply new refuse trucks to three separate UK councils and a London-based waste management company – 38 RCVs sold in total.
Large RCV order delivered to Warwick and Stratford
As we reported on The Truck Expert last month, Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon councils in the West Midlands now share a new fleet of 33 diesel-powered Dennis Eagle Elite+ RCVs that are operated by waste collection company Biffa – collecting recycling from roughly 126,000 households in the area where the vehicles were manufactured. A Warwick council official remarked that their interest in the Elite+ chassis was sparked by commitments to “protecting the environment and tackling issues around climate change”. These RCVs are fitted with Terberg Electric bin lifts, which are quieter to operate, produce fewer emissions and reduce fuel consumption.
Three all-electric RCVs now in operation in Exeter
In an effort to reach carbon neutrality by 2030, Exeter City Council is now making use of three Dennis Eagle eCollect refuse trucks, supplied by the city’s fleet partner, SFS.
“We are planning to get more”, says councillor Ruth Williams. “They are absolutely fantastic. They are very quiet compared to the diesel ones. They’re much cleaner and we’re not pumping out all the CO2 from diesel, so it’s a great day for Exeter to see these vehicles in service.”
Bywaters makes eCollect investment
Family-owned waste management firm Bywaters has also bought a zero-emission Dennis Eagle eCollect truck.
The new purchase comes as the London-based business targets its goal of becoming carbon neutral in the next decade, and after a successful trial run of the vehicle, company head of logistics James Carlisle says that the eCollect was the best option. “We’ve had a very good relationship with Dennis Eagle for years and after the trials, this vehicle was an obvious choice for us.”
Spelthorne gets custom-made refuse truck
A customised Dennis Eagle RCV has joined Spelthorne Borough Council’s refuse fleet in South-West London. This truck is fitted with a mounted crane to enable it to lift and empty underground bins.
Council spokesperson Graham Boswell says that Spelthorne had some difficulty finding a manufacturer to complete this unique vehicle order, and Dennis Eagle were the only brand that could meet the brief.
“Dennis Eagle could not only supply what we wanted but outscored the competition, which was great as we have worked with so many Dennis Eagle RCVs on our domestic fleet and we knew they would build a great truck and provide excellent support.”