New bin lorries unveiled

Published: 13 November 2017

With just more than two weeks to go before the council takes back environmental services, images have been released of the new bin lorries.

The lorries are part of a completely new fleet of vehicles which will be hitting the streets of the borough when the council takes over on 1 December.

From 1 December 2017, environmental services will no longer be a contracted service, but will be brought back in-house; run directly by the council with a directly-employed workforce.

The service includes:

  • bin collections – refuse, recycling and garden waste
  • Chalvey waste and recycling centre – including the commercial weighbridge
  • street cleaning – including litter picking, fly-tip removal, mechanical sweeping
  • grounds maintenance – grass cutting, hedge trimming, weeding, flower beds
  • highway maintenance – pothole repairs, pavement repairs

Councillor Fiza Matloob, commissioner for highways and transport, said: “The new vehicles look amazing and will be very visible on the streets of Slough.

“The town’s crest represents the whole of Slough in a way no other icon can and we are proud to use it for the livery of the new fleet for the new in-house service.

“The new fleet is representative of a new era for environmental services where we have a directly employed workforce for the first time in more than 15 years, greater control over the operations, the priorities and a service which truly represents our value of being responsive to the needs of local residents.”

From the 1 December the new service will also have new contact – the main council enquiries number 01753 475111.