With just more than two weeks to go before the council takes back environmental services, images have been released of the new bin lorries.
The lorries are part of a completely new fleet of vehicles which will be hitting the streets of the borough when the council takes over on 1 December.
From 1 December 2017, environmental services will no longer be a contracted service, but will be brought back in-house; run directly by the council with a directly-employed workforce.
The service includes:
- bin collections – refuse, recycling and garden waste
- Chalvey waste and recycling centre – including the commercial weighbridge
- street cleaning – including litter picking, fly-tip removal, mechanical sweeping
- grounds maintenance – grass cutting, hedge trimming, weeding, flower beds
- highway maintenance – pothole repairs, pavement repairs
Councillor Fiza Matloob, commissioner for highways and transport, said: “The new vehicles look amazing and will be very visible on the streets of Slough.
“The town’s crest represents the whole of Slough in a way no other icon can and we are proud to use it for the livery of the new fleet for the new in-house service.
“The new fleet is representative of a new era for environmental services where we have a directly employed workforce for the first time in more than 15 years, greater control over the operations, the priorities and a service which truly represents our value of being responsive to the needs of local residents.”
From the 1 December the new service will also have new contact – the main council enquiries number 01753 475111.