North West waste and recycling collector of choice, Fresh Start Waste Services, have invested in weighing technology on all collection vehicles to minimise the environmental impact of their business waste collection service.
The weighing systems installed on the vehicles include GPS controllers and an onboard computer. The computer system means the weighing equipment communicates with the driver and GPS navigation system. It allows the driver to view a route plan and report any irregularities with photos should there be any issues with the collections.
The dynamic weighing system is fully automated. The bin is weighed as it is lifted, meaning the weighing process doesn’t slow down the bin collection. This allows Fresh Start customers to continue receiving the reliable, on-time service they have been used to. By weighing bins in this way, it minimises the idling time of the vehicle, and therefore minimises the environmental impact.
As an ISO 45001 certified company, Fresh Start continually look to operate the safest business waste collection service possible. By reducing the number of heavy bins they are further reducing the health and safety risks to their staff.