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New vehicles to bolster the fight against fly-tippers

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12 October 2017

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The fight against fly-tippers in Enfield has stepped up a gear with the purchase of six new vehicles by the Council to help boost street-cleansing operations.


- Six new vehicles have been purchased by Enfield Council
- Fly-tipping and housing teams will be able to operate more swiftly and efficiently
- New vehicles will also boost the Council’s green credentials
 
 The fight against fly-tippers in Enfield has stepped up a gear with the purchase of six new vehicles by the Council to help boost street-cleansing operations.
 
The new vehicles will offer improvements to the current arrangements, with each vehicle equipped with tool storage and a lift platform to allow staff to sort and check fly-tipped waste, whilst maintaining a swift and efficient removal service.  
 
The service operates from early morning through two work periods collecting waste illegally placed on the street. The vehicles will increase capacity and help to reduce the number of miles driven to and from the waste transfer station. With fewer journeys the vehicles will also boost the Council’s green credentials whilst spending more time on Enfield’s streets, helping to keep them clean and safe. They have also been designed to safely transfer fridges for recycling, ensuring that damaging CFC’s are removed from the environment.
 
Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Daniel Anderson, said: “Our street scenes and housing teams work hard to help keep the Borough clean. These new vehicles will markedly improve their ability to operate effectively and efficiently. The vehicles will be available for duties for longer periods, allowing officers to carry out their services on a more regular basis.”
 
The decision to update the current fleet was taken as the older vehicles were past their prime and their efficiency was waning. As well as saving the Council money over a seven-year period versus the previous leased trucks, the new vehicles are also greener. They are compliant with any proposed extension of the London Ultra Low Emission Zone, making sure our carbon footprint from vehicle operations is kept to the absolute minimum. Cllr Anderson added, “The vehicles will have better fuel efficiency, reducing pollution and improving air quality, all helping with the Council’s strong communities priority.”
 
If you would like to report an instance of fly-tipping or littering, please contact us via our website: https://new.enfield.gov.uk/services/rubbish-and-recycling/rubbish-and-litter/fly-tipping-and-litter/