Econic 2630 - Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon (2)

Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council have taken delivery of another six Mercedes-Benz 26-tonne Econics for kerbside recycling collections.

With rear steer axles for enhanced manoeuvrability on residential streets, the 2630 L variants come with Powertrak compaction bodies with 21m3 capacities and are fitted with Zoeller Delta high level bin lifts.

Lisa Doherty, waste development manager at the council, said: “We’ve effectively harmonised the system by bringing the Armagh collections in-house.

“The result is a single, standardised, council-managed service, with the efficiencies this implies, for all residents across the borough.”

Workshop Manager Simon Smyth said the trucks were liked by a lot of its crews: “It’s exceptionally well built, easy to access and comfortable, thanks to its spacious, air-conditioned cab and full air suspension,” he said.