2018 continues to be an exciting year for Avenue Recycling as the company continues to grow and develop. The recent appointment by Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council marks a significant contract which will see Avenue Recycling managing the household collections of black and brown bins in the area. This marks the very first time a local council in Northern Ireland has outsourced its household collections to a third party which emphasises the scale of this new contract.

Avenue Recycling are no strangers to the Antrim & Newtownabbey area, having been awarded the green collection contract in 2011. Now 7 years later, the company will manage household waste collection for around 58,000 homes in the council area, covering towns, villages and rural locations. The new contract with Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council runs until 2023, with the aim to extend this partnership beyond that year.

Albert Magill, Contracts Manager for Avenue Recycling said: “We are absolutely delighted to be working in partnership with the council. We are in the final stages of completing the roll out of the new service across the borough, having begun the process in May. Recently, we have appointed new staff members to join the Avenue Recycling team as part of this new partnership. We are confident the council will be satisfied with our efficient and effective service and hopefully we can continue this collaboration past 2023”.

Not only have Avenue appointed around 21 new staff members as a result of the new contract, they have also invested heavily in nine brand new trucks. The Mercedes Benz Econic refuse trucks are the most modern of their kind with state-of-the-art features. The 26 tonne trucks house a 360 degree camera from Sentinel Systems that complement the standard mirror system that expands the field of vision to include work areas and blind spots. The Econic vehicles also contain an axle load indicator system that provides the operator with daily support, constantly monitoring the current vehicle load and overload, an extremely useful vehicle for Avenue Recycling staff.