Simon Corbell (the Lord of the Photo Ops) has announced two new “Ur-Bin” loaders have joined the garbage truck fleet:
“These two new garbage disposal trucks are designed to collect more rubbish than their predecessors while making sure that those who use them remain as safe as possible,” Mr Corbell said.
“Our vehicles service the City, shopping centres, sportsgrounds and district parks so the increased capacity, safer bin lifts and higher compaction, are highly welcome features of the new trucks.
“It is timely that these new trucks join the fleet of existing waste disposal vehicles, and will replace trucks that are more than 18 years old and have reached the end of their operational life.”
The vehicles have a capacity of eight cubic metres or the equivalent of rubbish from 400 household garbage bins – which is 100 more bins than the old trucks could carry.
The vehicles currently service about 800 bins on an average week across Canberra.
Mr Corbell said the innovative design removed the need for roof access on the trucks as well as technology for faster and more efficient rubbish compaction.
“The new trucks feature premium lighting and safety features such as an emergency stop, a high pressure cleaner, rear search lamps and a tailgate safety check valve.