A new road sweeper has been purchased this month to join our new refuse collection fleet which was rolled out at the beginning of the year.

The 15 tonne sweeper, with its unique brush configuration, powerful suction and large hopper has joined our new seven 26 tonne Dennis Eagle refuse collection vehicles. These vehicles represent a £1.2 million investment and have replaced the council’s existing fleet which had worked hard over the past eight years undertaking nearly 22 million bin collections during that time.

These new vehicles are more manoeuvrable with rear steer capability and they have a narrow body to help with negotiating the streets and country roads of the borough. Each new vehicle will produce less CO2 than the current vehicles with a new Euro 6 compliant engine and are much more economic to run.

All new vehicles are more environmentally friendly than before and include the latest vehicle technology.

The new vehicle fleet covers collections of refuse and recycling, and street and public open space cleaning, as well as collections of garden waste, council office waste and commercial waste.

Victoria Burgess, Assistant Director for Operations at Boston Borough Council and East Lindsey District Council, said: “One of the Council’s priorities is to ensure that we begin to reverse the impact on climate change going forward, and with this investment we can do just that. Helping work towards a cleaner environment with fewer emissions.”