Residents in Kingborough will see new kerbside collection trucks on the roads from Monday, 15 October 2018 when Veolia will start delivering the service.
Harold Halton, Veolia’s Manager of Commercial Services – Southern Region said “Veolia is extremely proud to have been selected by Kingborough Council to provide kerbside waste and recycling collection services to the residents of Kingborough from 15 October. We have planned for a smooth transition and we are committed to delivering a service that will significantly influence the quality of life of local residents. We have purchased a new fleet of vehicles to deliver a high standard of operational and environmental performance.”
Four new Volvo Euro 6 trucks are being introduced, which exceed acceptable Environmental Emission Standards. The engines will not only reduce particulate emissions, they are also significantly quieter than conventional engines. The fleet also uses the latest in state-of-the-art GPS technology and six cameras offer virtual 360-degree coverage around each truck, with video recording and the ability for the driver to take photos on each of the cameras for instant upload to a web-based portal. All videos are time stamped and include exact location details.
“The use of this technology in kerbside collection services has many benefits,” explained Mr Halton, “These include the reporting of service exceptions such as missed bins, overloaded bins and contaminated bins.” Another important feature is that both Council staff and the Veolia Logistics team will have live collection information available, so will be able to confirm precisely which bins have been collected and the location of the trucks.
Mr Halton said “We are aware that Kingborough has a fast-growing municipality and recognised the importance of working with the community and Council on sustainable waste management. With the addition of these latest vehicles, our state-wide fleet has increased to over 35 kerbside collection trucks. We hope this gives residents in Kingborough peace of mind that Veolia has sufficient resources to ensure a seamless service for the duration of the contract.”
Stuart Baldwin, Manager Kingborough Waste Services (KWS) is looking forward to the partnership with Veolia. “KWS has continued to introduce new recycling schemes and sustainable waste management strategies and this new partnership supports our vision,” he said. KWS will be managing the kerbside collection, public bin collection and increasing a focus on community education and awareness of waste management in Kingborough as part of their new Service Level Agreement, which will formally commence in January 2019.
Council would like to take this opportunity to remind all residents who receive a kerbside collection service in Kingborough to have their bins out prior to 6am on the day of collection, as collection times may vary. Bins must be no less than one metre away from another bin, clear from obstructions and the lid must be fully shut with nothing on top. For more information about the kerbside collection service, including advice on what is recyclable, visit Council’s website www.kingborough.tas.gov.au/waste.