It is great to see your new Councillor for May Bank, David Hutchison, out and about with Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council’s recycling team.
David spent Wednesday out with the team collecting recycling along their routes in May Bank, including along King's Avenue. He also got to learn some of the in-cab technology with driver, Ben.
David said: "I have always been a fan of recycling and I wanted to learn all there is to know about recycling in the Newcastle under Lyme Borough. I thought the best way to learn was to start on the recycle trucks and chat with the crews. This has given me more knowledge to be able to answer May Bank residents' questions on recycling."
In the last quarter, Newcastle Borough completed 1.6 million recycling collections. There was a problem with just over 900 collections which gives the Borough a 99.95% success rating.
The in-cab technology shows maps, streets and individual houses. The drivers can record details on any missed collection at any address or property. If a missed collection is due to a blocked street, a replacement collection will be done first thing the following morning.
The recycle trucks have four web-cams; front, back and the two sides, which record all activity around the truck. When each truck goes to the Knutton Lane Deport, the truck passes over a weigh bridge which weighs each axle and records the weight of paper/cardboard and then metal, plastics and glass. The truck that David accompanied on Wednesday delivered over five tons of recycle products to the Knutton Lane Depot.