Manchester makes commitment to eco-friendly bin lorries: Manchester City Council has committed to replacing almost half of its refuse collection vehicles with zero emission electric alternatives.
The local authority will invest in 27 new electric refuse collection vehicles (e-RCVs) costing £9.7 million to replace the current diesel bin wagons .
The change to these e-RCVs is expected to save around 900 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year, amounting to around 4% of the council’s current direct annual emissions.
Executive Member for Neighbourhoods, Rabnawaz Akbar said: “As a council, we’ve said all along that we will have to do things very differently to realise our ambition to dramatically cut carbon emissions.”
Executive Member for Environment, Angeliki Stogia commented: “This major investment in new electric bin lorries is a great example of the council’s commitment to playing its full part in tackling climate change and will also contribute to better air quality.”
The new electric vehicles, are expected to help the council halve its direct carbon emissions by 2025 and are due to start operating in the autumn, .
Manchester makes commitment to eco-friendly bin lorries