Recycling specialist Warrens Group is to refuel its new Iveco Eurocargo Natural Power truck with CNG made from its own food waste collections.
It joins the company’s fleet of 35 vehicles and has been fitted with a specialist food refuse body by Macpac.
It will be used to collect food waste from pubs, restaurants and supermarkets across the North East and is expected to remain in this frontline role for five years.
Adam Warren, director at Warrens Group, said: “Our company is all about recycling waste and converting it into energy so when we wanted to buy a gas-powered vehicle, we knew Iveco was at the forefront of this technology.
“We recognise natural gas as the future and believe this is the start of a great relationship with Iveco.
“The support they’ve given us has been so good that we’re already planning to add more of their gas-powered vehicles to our fleet.”