Council recently tendered for the kerbside recycling collection service. As part of this work, Council specifically requested options for electric vehicles as part of the collection fleet. Unfortunately, the market response indicated that currently available electric vehicles are unsuitable for use in the kerbside recycling service.
The new collection contract was awarded 1 November 2022, and we will continue to seek opportunities in the future to incorporate electric vehicles into the service fleet.
It’s not all bad news, Council's recycling fleet will transition to the Euro 6 standard which is the highest performing diesel option currently available on the market.
Council is also actively working on integrating EVs into our fleet in other more suited areas of the business.