New street cleaning equipment to keep city centre tidy

Gavin Elsey and John Holdich with the city's street clean-up team EMN-150812-124418009
Gavin Elsey and John Holdich with the city's street clean-up team EMN-150812-124418009
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New street cleaning equipment will be keeping Peterborough city centre tidy this winter.

Peterborough City Council has invested in five new Gluttons, waste collection machines, which will carry out five times more cleaning than an operative using a two-wheeled waste cart and broom.

The electrical machinery is capable of removing litter and debris from hard and soft surfaces, and all parts are stainless steel which means there is no contact with waste reducing risk of injury from sharp objects, broken glass or syringes.

The Gluttons, are already operational in the city centre, the city market and Central Park, with three more being deployed into communities.

In addition, six new Johnston compact sweepers have also been purchased for use across the city.

Councillor Gavin Elsey, Cabinet Member for digital, waste services and street scene at Peterborough City Council, said: “It makes sense for us to invest in this equipment to enable us to keep the city centre, the parks and our communities a cleaner and greener place to live.”