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Belfast waste management firm RiverRidge invests in fleet

One of the new refuse collection vehicles added to the RiverRidge fleet

A BELFAST waste management firm has completed the latest phase of its ongoing expansion by adding 20 new lorries to its fleet.

RiverRidge has taken delivery of new Mercedes-Benz Econics refuse collection vehicles from Mercedes-Benz Truck & Van (NI) as it continues to grow operations in the north. The RiverRidge fleet now extends to almost 150 trucks and trailers, of varying sizes and configurations.

In recent years the company has grown dramatically, not only opening a network of further depots in Coleraine, Derry and Portadown, but completing several acquisitions, resulting in the inheritance of vehicles.

"This left us with a fleet in which several manufacturers were represented,” transport and logistics director, Tony Kirkpatrick explained.

“As the oldest of these trucks came up for renewal we were always going to replace them with what we consider to be the state-of-the-art vehicle in the refuse collection sector – the Mercedes-Benz Econic.

"We know from experience that these trucks will deliver better performance and fuel efficiency than the vehicles they have replaced."

"We've worked hard to build a reputation for high quality service and are determined to build on that by continuing to invest in our facilities and fleet. These new vehicles will add real value, by helping us to ensure that we continue to deliver excellent customer service, "Mr Kirkpatrick added.

RiverRidge's new refuse collection vehicles are now collecting trade waste from a wide cross-section of commercial and industrial customers across the north.

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