New garbage trucks hit the streets of Randwick City

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From March 2021 a new fleet of Council garbage trucks will hit the streets.

Residents will be seeing new Council garbage trucks on the streets of Randwick City from this month, March 2021, as part of a new collection contract with Cleanaway.

The 19 Dennis Eagle trucks will be collecting red (waste), yellow (recycling) and green (FOGO) bins from every property in Randwick City.

The new fleet ranges in size from 13 to 35 cubic metre trucks and features side and rear loading vehicles. The smaller trucks will generally service narrower streets in the northern part of the City, while the bigger trucks will access the southern areas.

Teams of runners will go ahead of each truck in congested areas to move bins from the kerb to the road for collection and then return them back to the kerb.

The rear-loading trucks mean crews can provide a kerb-to-kerb service in heavily parked out areas. This involves accessing bins on kerbs behind parked cars and manually loading the bin at the rear of the truck for emptying and then returning the bin directly back to the kerb.

This approach reduces the time emptied bins are left on the road.

The workhorse trucks are anticipated to be in service for the next 10 years and will perform an estimated 1,000 – 1,300 bin ‘lifts’ a day and 80,000 bin services a week across all waste types.

Mayor Danny Said with Cleanaway staff and the new fleet of garbage trucks.

Mayor Danny Said with a new garbage truck.

From March 2021 a new fleet of garbage trucks will collect red, yellow and green FOGO bins.

A new Randwick Council garbage truck.

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