Waste management firm shortlisted for top industry award

Grundon’s continually expanding fleet of electric waste collection vehicles is a contender for a prestigious industry accolade.

The waste management company, who introduced a £300k electric collection vehicle in Bristol in July, have been nominated for the Private Sector Commercial Fleet of the Year Award at the annual GreenFleet Awards.

The winners will be revealed on December 7 at The British Motor Museum in Gaydon, Warwickshire.

The awards will recognize the efforts of fleet operators and manufacturers in achieving net-zero operations.

Grundon is on the shortlist, sharing the nomination with organisations like The Royal Mail, Welch’s Transport, and Evri.

John Stephens, Grundon’s general manager said: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for this industry award and feel especially proud that we are the only representative from the waste sector. We are working hard to deliver a greener, cleaner collection fleet and by the end of the year will have six EVs in place, with more to follow during 2024.”

This summer, the firm introduced its first pair of re-powered electric vehicles (EVs) in Bristol and Colnbrook, Berkshire.

Since then, additional vehicles have been incorporated into the fleet.

Establishing a new depot in St Philips just two years ago, the company aims to convert more of its city fleet to environmentally friendly fuel in the coming months.

The initiative involves transitioning another 15 vehicles, including waste lorries and skip vehicles, to a mix of electric, hydrogen, and hybrid technologies.

The launch in Bristol aligns with the implementation of the Clean Air Zone (CAZ) in the city centre, initiated in November last year to enhance air quality, reduce carbon emissions, and promote zero-emission travel.

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