March 4, 2024

New Eco-friendly Electric Vehicles Join Waste King’s Expanding Fleet

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Waste King, the environmentally friendly waste collection and recycling services specialist, has started regenerating its vehicle fleet by investing in its first electrically powered trucks. In addition, it has added two ‘junk removal’ vehicles to its fleet, which is growing following continued increasing demand for its services.

Glenn Currie, Waste King’s Managing Director, explained, “The new electric vehicles are a skip lorry and a 7.5 tonne vehicle. Intended for use in and around London, their ‘zero emissions’ ably meet the criteria for London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) – which aims to improve the capital’s air quality and, from 25th October 2021, will be expanded to operate within the area contained by the North and South Circular Roads. Moreover, the new trucks help to significantly reduce Waste King’s carbon footprint – something which, as an overtly environmentally-friendly company, we’re always keen to do.”

According to Andy Cattigan, Waste King’s Operations Director, among other things these vehicles are fitted with tracking software and 360-degree cameras. He said, “The cameras enable the customer to see live pictures of the site before and after our crew have completed their job.”

This is just one of the ways in which Waste King is applying technology to improve its processes and the service it offers its customers. At a cost of nearly £100,000, it’s beginning to roll out a system whereby customers will be able to go online to see the location of the vehicles allocated to their job.

Waste King, which operates nationwide from its headquarters near Tring in Hertfordshire, now operates the largest fleet of ‘junk-removing vehicles’ in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. Over the last two years, its annual turnover has doubled to some £5m.

Glenn Currie commented, “While our customer-orientated, environmentally-friendly approach to waste management is proving so popular that we’ve experienced substantial business growth since 2019, we’re not resting on our laurels. We’re continuing to make substantial investments – both in vehicles and technology – to provide our customers with increasingly efficient and effective services.

“Indeed, our biggest challenge at present is finding sufficiently skilled drivers for our growing vehicle fleet,” he said.

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