Westminster and Sheffield trial electric bin lorries powered by household waste

27 November 2019

Electric bin lorries powered by energy from the household rubbish they collect are being piloted in Sheffield and Westminster, London, in what the councils are calling a world first for a local authority.

The scheme recycles old diesel lorries by fitting them with electric motors and transforming them into 26-tonne bin lorries! The surplus of energy produced may be fed back in to the system to provide homes with the power.

This scheme has been described as “the quickest and most economical way to reduce harmful emissions in our cities;” as well as being labelled as the “forefront of the green energy revolution.”

Another step in the right direction …

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