SFS First Choice For Hyndburn Again
This month Hyndburn Borough Council announced its decision to retain Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS) as its chosen vehicle provider, signing a 3-year contract with the contract hire and fleet management company to renew its refuse collection fleet.
Steve Riley, Head of Street Scene, Hyndburn Borough Council said: “Once again SFS provided the best combination of price and quality in response to our tender. We have found SFS to be a very professional organisation and deliver an excellent standard of service and support. I am happy to continue our partnership for a further 3 years”
SFS is a member of the Rothschild Group and has been operating for over 20 years, providing vehicle contract hire, workshop and fleet management services to local authorities and the private sector.
Hyndburn’s refuse and recycling fleet comprises 11 vehicles, including five kerbside collection vehicles, which provide an alternate weekly collection service to the Borough’s 36,500 households. The new vehicles provided by SFS are 6 x Dennis Eagle Olympus narrow chassis with Terberg OmniDEL Xtra bin lifts, delivered in stages starting this September. The final truck is due for delivery in April 2015 and marks SFS’s first Euro 6 certified vehicle order. All new vehicles registered after 31 December 2013 will need to have a Euro 6 engine fitted, which will see an extensive reduction in certain emissions.
Bob Sweetland, Managing Director, SFS said: “We focus on building long-standing relationships with our customers and we are delighted that Hyndburn wish to retain our services.”
Hyndburn set up its kerb-side recycling scheme 9 years ago and since then has managed to push up recycling rates from 6% to 36%. The Authority has a target to reach 40% recycling and is currently running a Cash Back Challenge to reward 40 households with a portion of their Council Tax back if the target is met.