Over the last 12 months, the council has brought in sweeping changes to its bin collection and grounds maintenance service. This included bringing recycling back in house, changing bin collection rounds, replacing grounds maintenance equipment and introducing a fleet of 67 new service vehicles.
Councillor Mark Nickerson, Executive Member for Neighbourhood Services at the council, explains why they made this change.
Our youngest vehicles were seven years old and older vehicles were unreliable and becoming expensive to maintain. A new fleet will decrease our maintenance costs and make our services more reliable – plus having them on contact hire is the most effective solution for costs and risk.
Our refuse trucks aren’t just more efficient, they have Euro 6 engines and extra protection for cyclists, which reduces emissions and makes them safer for other road users.
Mark Lovett, Head of Commercial Vehicles for LeasePlan UK said:
Giving residents an efficient service is key for Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council, and we are delighted to be working in partnership to help them achieve this. Providing reliable vehicles which can help the council provide outstanding front-line services in the most cost-efficient, sustainable manner, is imperative, and we look forward to working closely with the team to deliver this.
How we helped
With our purchasing power and industry knowledge, we could help Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council find the most efficient way to make this significant change. In addition, the vehicles introduced have greater efficiency and lower emissions, so we are helping them save money on an ongoing basis – and look after the local environment as well.
Find out more
To find out more about specialist commercial vehicle funding and fleet management with LeasePlan you can get in touch with a member of our Commercial Vehicle team using our online form or call 01753 802448 – we’re always happy to hear from you.