Viridor will use a new vehicle with three compartments for dividing waste and recyclable material for its contract with Peel Media.
The new 'trio' vehicle costs £250,000 and reduces the need for multiple collections from Viridor's customers. The vehicle will collect three waste streams in one visit, all of which can be weighed individually on collection using technology from Terberg Matec. Collections will be split into: glass, cans and plastic bottles; paper/cardboard; and non recyclable and organic waste.
Viridor's total waste management contract with Media City UK is now in its eighth month. Mark Mansfield, manager at Viridor's Trafford Park facility, said: "This new vehicle is the first of its kind in this country and is also the first multi-collection vehicle that Viridor has invested in. Each of the vehicles' three compartments is fitted with advanced bin-weighing and container recognition systems, providing real time information for our customers about how much they are recycling helping them to do more."
Danny Murphy, Media City UK's head of operations, said: "Media City UK takes its responsibility to the environment seriously. We are proud to be the first scheme in the world to become a BREEAM approved sustainable community, by incorporating world leading sustainability into the design. Viridor's 'trio' system vehicle will ensure that in our efforts to maximise recycling, we will not be increasing our carbon output."
He added: "We are also working alongside our recycling partner, Viridor, to continue to develop our waste prevention and recycling strategies to ensure that we preserve our status as an environmentally forward thinking business community."