Two of Liverpool’s first fully owned fleet of refuse vehicles have been branded up to generate support for Liverpool’s 2022 Commonwealth Games bid.
The vehicles, which will be used for household waste and recycling collections, have hit the streets and will call at 15,000 households each fortnight.
Councillor Steve Munby, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Director of Liverpool Streetscene Services Ltd, said: “The vehicles look great and are a fantastic way to spread the message about our Commonwealth Games Bid.
“It just goes to show that everyone in Liverpool is behind our campaign to bring the Games here – we all recognise the benefits of hosting this prestigious event and will do as much as we can to help make sure the judges realise that Liverpool is the only UK option when it comes to hosting the 2022 spectacular.”
Deputy Mayor, Councillor Ann O’Byrne said: “The momentum around Liverpool’s bid is growing on a daily basis and there is a real buzz around the city as we edge closer to finding out whether Liverpool has been selected as the UK’s nomination. Having a number of our refuse fleet branded up with the logo is a way of ensuring our ambitions are at the forefront of people’s minds and will encourage anyone who lives, works or plays in the city to back our bid.”
The two vehicles are part of a brand new super-size fleet launched earlier this month to meet new refuse and recycling targets.
The new vehicles will each be able to collect more than ten tonnes of waste and are fitted with rear wheel drive and a faster and safer operating mechanisms.
Providing a more effective refuse and recycling service to the residents of Liverpool, the new fleet will help the city’s efforts to reach its target of recycling more than 55% of waste by 2020.