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NEW and improved kerbside collection trucks are rolling around Douglas Shire.

Local photographer Dean Jewell provided images of a sunbird, mantis, Ulysses butterfly and cassowary which feature on the new trucks unveiled by contractors Cleanaway this year.

Douglas Shire Council staff joined local drivers at Newell Beach boat ramp to check out the new designs.

Mayor Michael Kerr said the new trucks had technology designed to improve safety and efficiencies.

“It is fantastic to see these new trucks enter the kerbside collection fleet to improve service to our community,” he said.

“Council is also driving some really exciting projects, such as the new Resource Recovery Centre currently under construction at the Killaloe Transfer Station, which will provide an undercover area for our team to sort and salvage material.”

The new fleet meet Euro 6 emission standards and are fitted with enhanced safety features, including automatic breaking and perimeter cameras.

Multiple cameras, including one in the hopper, allows the drivers to take geotagged photos and create alerts for when a wheelie bin is not presented, obstructed or contains contaminated material.

Refer to Council’s waste and recycling bin flyers to find out what material is accepted in each bin.


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