FCC Environment is strengthening its fleet after landing a major five year recycling deal with three councils.
The waste management company, which has operating licenses for around 285 trucks and 130 trailers, has taken delivery of 12 new three-axle Daf tractor units, supplied by F&G Commercials, and 13 new 44-tonne Walking Floor trailers supplied by BMI.
The vehicles will be used to support a five-year waste management contract, known as re3, with Bracknell Forest, Reading and Wokingham Borough Councils.
The partnership's aim is to increase the amount of waste that is reused, recycled and composted across the three councils and minimise the amount of waste sent to landfill.
As part of the contract, FCC will use its new fleet of Daf tractors and Walking Floor trailers to collect and deliver recyclable materials and residual waste from the councils’ facilities.
FCC head of fleet and plant David Simpson said: “These new additions to the FCC Environment fleet will facilitate the efficient delivery of our re3 contract. BMI and Daf were chosen to deliver the vehicles after a competitive tender process.
"We are delighted to have taken delivery of all of the vehicles on time and we are looking forward to putting them to work on the new contract.”