One of Australia’s leading waste and recycling services providers has boosted its fleet to help with delivering a new waste collection contract in NSW.
JR Richards & Sons has invested in eight new 2015 model Iveco ACCO compactors and a Eurocargo Pantech. These will join the company’s fleet to provide waste collection services to Wollondilly Council in south western Sydney.
The ACCOs have been fitted with different compactor bodies to service the contract requirements, including six sideloaders: two each in three different configurations to suit waste, recycling and organics collections. The other two were set up as rear loaders for undertaking kerbside clean-ups. The company’s new Eurocargo has been equipped with a Pantech-style body and tailgate lifter to collect items such as end-of-life white goods and batteries.
JR Richards & Sons has been using ACCOs since 1979, and currently has more than 200 in service and another 18 in the pipeline for upcoming work.
The company’s Associate Director, Rob Marlow, said that the ACCOs are well suited to the demanding nature of refuse work and have proven themselves with many years of successful service. Buying the trucks from the Victoria-based Iveco factory also plays to the company’s commitment to use national suppliers and resources.
“We’re extremely pleased to be able to purchase Australian-made vehicles,” added Mr Marlow.
“As a 100 per cent privately-owned Australian company, we like to support local industry wherever possible. Obviously, to still be buying ACCOs after 35 years, we are happy with the product, it’s reliable and enduring.”