Fresh Start Waste continue with their commitment to provide sustainable, recycling-led and carbon efficient waste management with minimal environmental impact from investment into the latest technology across their fleet.
Working together with fellow family run business CP Davidson & Sons (CPD), Fresh Start now have some of the greenest vehicles in the industry, furthering their commitment to Manchester’s Zero Carbon by 2038 pledge.
Fresh Start Waste are working towards having a full fleet of Euro 6 engines and 12-speed gearboxes, which minimises fuel consumption and carbon impact. They are also fitted with numerous safety measures to ensure both pedestrians, other vehicles and their operators are working as safely as possible.
Their fleet are fitted with a five-way camera recording system, displayed in the cab to aid the driver’s visibility, along with low entry ‘Mercedes Econic’ cabs providing further visibility and ensuring cyclist safety. Some trucks also have pedestrian recognition ‘rear and front guard assist’ sensors fitted which apply the brakes automatically should a pedestrian be in close-range. Additionally, the bin lifts on vehicles operate while the engine is in ticking over mode, which further reduces both the fuel and carbon impact, and additionally reduces the noise of the collection service, which is particularly important to any nearby residents.
Fresh Start’s safety, environmental and quality standards are second to none, which is externally verified in their maintenance of OHSAS18001, ISO 14001 and ISO9001 accreditations.
Nicola McGrath, CEO at Fresh Start commented: “As part of our commitment to providing a sustainable waste management solution with minimal environmental impact, we have a comprehensive strategy in place to reduce, measure and offset our carbon in our bid to help reduce global warming and achieve Net Zero UK targets. This is evidenced in our investment in our fleet to ensure they achieve the lowest carbon impact possible.
“We choose to work with CPD to build and maintain our fleet, as we share similar values. We are both family-run companies who care about our customers, the environment and keeping everyone as safe as possible”.
Robert Davidson, Operations Director at CPD commented: “We have a long-standing relationship with Fresh Start, and thoroughly enjoy working with a fellow local SME. They are always looking to invest in the latest safety and carbon efficient vehicles which is highly admirable.”
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