Reading-based Select Environmental Services has purchased two of our hybrid refuse collection vehicles. The recycling-led waste management business, which provides services throughout the Thames Valley, has purchased a GPM III and our new flagship vehicle the GPM IV rear loader.

The GPM IV is fitted with hybrid technology which uses lithium-ion batteries to power the vehicle’s lifting and compacting operation instead of relying on diesel engines to do so. The batteries can be charged from the mains power-point, from a renewable energy source or by power take-off as the RCV travels between collections. A fully charged battery is enough to power the vehicle through a full day’s operation on most collection rounds. This results in a significant reduction in CO2 and other emission gases and a much quieter operation enabling vehicles to work outside of traditional working hours without causing a disturbance.

The bodies are fitted with C-trace’s certified dynamic container weighing and identification technology, enabling Select to offer both pay-by-weight and volume based charging.

The website address of Select Environmental Services is: www.selectenviro.co.uk