Moreton Bay Trucks Clean Up
A fleet of more than 30 purpose-built trucks is about to clean up on the streets of the Moreton Bay Region.
Moreton Bay Regional Council Mayor, Allan Sutherland, said the arrival of the brightly coloured blue and red convoy of Cleanaway trucks on July 2, 2012 would signal a new era in waste collection for local residents and businesses.
“July marks the beginning of a new seven year contract which will see a Cleanaway waste collection truck in your street on a weekly basis,” Mayor Sutherland said.
“It’s another significant council amalgamation milestone with one single contractor responsible for waste and recycling pickups from up to 150,000 addresses across the Pine Rivers, Caboolture and Redcliffe districts.
“The new waste collection contract with Transpacific Cleanaway is a more efficient way of delivering essential waste services to one of Australia’s fastest growing communities.
Mayor Sutherland joined Transpacific Cleanaway CEO, Kevin Campbell, to formally open Cleanaway’s new centrally located Narangba depot on Saturday, June 16.
The Narangba depot will employ 43 staff including most of the previous contractors' drivers.
Mr Campbell said the Moreton Bay Region would be the first in Queensland to utilise the next generation in waste collection vehicles.
“The entire Moreton Bay Region fleet has been supplied by Transpacific’s commercial vehicles division, with the new low entry Dennis Eagle trucks featuring superior visibility to improve safety not only for our drivers but also residents,” Mr Campbell said.
“Cleanaway is committed to working in partnership with Australia’s third largest council to deliver the first-class waste and recycling collection services expected by the 395,000 residents of the Moreton Bay Region.”
Council’s Commercial Enterprises spokesperson, Cr Brian Battersby, said the seven year waste and recycling contract would provide certainty and stability for residents.
“It demonstrates council’s efforts in ensuring waste charges are affordable and standards remain high,” Cr Battersby said.
For majority of residents and businesses the transition to Cleanaway is expected to be seamless.
“If the most noticeable change for residents is the new collection trucks then the switch to Cleanaway on July 2 will have been a success,” the Mayor said.