Monks wins waste and recycling fleet contract

Mellor Brook-based Monks Contractors has won the contract to supply a fleet of 30 waste disposal and recycling vehicles to Lancashire Renewables.

The order includes new Volvo tractor units and BMI waste trailers as well as maintenance services. The fleet will be used to transport municipal and recyclable waste on behalf of Lancashire County Council.

Lancashire Renewables (formally Global Renewables Lancashire Operations) was established for the operation and management of the county's two Central Waste Treatment Facilities (Thornton and Farington) built for the Lancashire Waste Contract.

The tender process included considerations for Lancashire County Council’s low carbon future work programmes, social value and its sustainability objectives. The Volvo tractor units supplied by Monks have been manufactured at a carbon-neutral facility and have a series of features designed to achieve between 2-5% fuel efficiency and reduce their carbon footprint during the duration of the contract.

Chris Monk, managing director, said: "It’s fantastic Lancashire County Council has chosen a local partner to deliver this ambitious project and we can’t wait to get started.

"Our company motto is 'working towards a greener environment', so Lancashire Renewables’ sustainability objectives align perfectly with our own. We’re excited to start working together on a more sustainable future for Lancashire."

Paul Brindle, General Manager at Lancashire Renewables Limited said: “Monks and their supply chains, Volvo and BMI, have provided exemplary support since the contract award and specifically in regards of meeting our target deadline for the service commencement of the new fleet; and especially during the challenges that we have all faced during the global pandemic."

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