New recycling lorries for Norwich

A fleet of 14 new recycling and waste collection lorries will soon be making its way around the streets of Norwich.

Norwich City Council says the new vehicles will help cut both the carbon impact and the cost of the city's recycling and refuse service, which is delivered by Verdant.

There will be two new kinds of lorries operating in Norwich. The 'one-pass' vehicles will collect glass, mixed recycling, and food waste, and the 'duo' will collect general household waste and food waste.

The weekly food waste collections are set to start in Norwich on October 18, as part of the city council's drive to increase local recycling and cut the amount of waste going to landfill.

Victoria MacDonald, cabinet member for environment at Norwich City Council, said: 'These vehicles really are a great bit of kit. They're definitely going to cut down on the amount of journeys made, which is great news for residents and for the environment.

'Fewer journeys mean less traffic on the road, lower levels of exhaust emissions, and quicker collections.'

The vehicles will be on show at The Forum on Friday (October 8) from 10am to 2pm and the public are invited to view them.