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PURPLE ON THE OUTSIDE – GREEN ON THE INSIDE!

 

Bedford Borough Council’s “Waste & Recycling Team” are doing their bit for the environment as they have now taken delivery of one of two electric vehicles which they will use to travel around the borough.

 

The ultra-low emission vehicles will produce less air pollution, less noise and help to cut CO2 emissions by utilising the Council’s ‘Plugged in Places’ charging points located across the Borough. The vehicles will also help the Council to meet its target of reducing carbon emissions by 40%.  

 

The vehicles have been paid for using part of the successful grant award of £3.14million received from the Department for Communities and Local Government’s ‘Weekly Collections Support Fund’. This was awarded to local authorities who have kept weekly ‘black bin’ collections.

 

Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “The Council is committed to cutting its carbon emissions by 40% and finding new and unique ways of working, such as the introduction of these electric vehicles, will help us to reach our target.”

 

“We were awarded these funds in recognition of the fact that we have saved weekly black bin collections, and we are using them to reduce the Council’s environmental impact.

 

“The Waste & Recycling Team can now minimise its carbon footprint as it carries out its work with homes and businesses across the borough to help boost recycling rates and reduce black bin waste.”

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