Middlesbrough Council

Cost Reduction on Refuse Service

Middlesbrough Council is a dense urban authority serving just over 60,000 households. Middlesbrough successfully deployed our route optimisation solution to develop a new set of weekly rounds reducing the number of fully crewed RCVs from 10 to 9. 

The savings achieved were 10% of their direct costs, which was equivalent to £150,000 per year. The council also achieved a similar reduction in mileage and CO2 emissions.


“From their introduction the new rounds operated successfully. This was particularly noteworthy as the introduction of these new rounds coincided with a move to a 4 day week.” Ken Sherwood, Waste Policy and Performance Manager, Middlesbrough Council.

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