National award for Acorn Plus vehicles

July 18, 2011 · Posted in Waste & Recycling 

A national award has been given to Horsham District Council for its specialist fleet of Acorn Plus recycling and refuse vehicles.

Horsham District Council, along with Acorn Plus vehicle supplier Dennis Eagle, was awarded Waste Fleet of the Year at the Plant and Waste Recycling Awards, which took place in Torquay, Devon on 8 June. The awards recognise successful projects that are reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill sites.

The Waste Fleet of the Year award recognises that Horsham District Council has invested in its specialist Acorn Plus vehicle fleet to increase efficiency and collection capacity thus ensuring an efficient service to the community.

Cllr Andrew Baldwin, Cabinet Member for the Environment at Horsham District Council, said:
"This prestigious award recognises the investment made by Horsham District Council to ensure recycling and refuse is collected in the most efficient way, whilst retaining a weekly collection of residual (landfill) waste.
"It’s national recognition that innovative solutions backed by sensible investment can deliver excellent results.
"I congratulate everyone involved in winning this award."

Ian Jopling, Head of Operational Services at Horsham District Council, added:
"I was very proud to receive this award, with our vehicle supplier Dennis Eagle, on behalf of Horsham District Council and the whole team which has worked so hard to make Acorn Plus such a resounding success.
"It is gratifying that the residents of the Horsham District have embraced the Acorn Plus scheme making Horsham District Council one of the top recycling authorities in the country."

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