Council's new green cleaning machine

16 May 2022

As part of its drive to tackle the climate emergency, Cheshire West and Chester Council is now using electricity to keep streets across the borough clean, while being kind to the environment.

The Council’s StreetCare teams are now using all-electric street sweeping machines for their day-to-day cleaning operations.

The machines are charged overnight and then provide around 12 hours of cleaning time.  Water jets, with added sanitizer, and circular brushes scrub away dirt, and the machine also has a jet washer attachment for hard to remove spots, plus a vacuum nozzle to suck up larger material.

The Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Environment, Highways and Strategic Transport, Councillor Karen Shore said: 

“As well as reducing our carbon footprint and being environmentally friendly, the new machine is very manoeuvrable and can easily fit through narrow alleys and passageways.

“The machine is also relatively quiet when it’s in operation, so it can be used in pedestrian areas without disturbing shoppers and visitors. This is particularly useful in the centre of Chester and our town centres.

“It really helps our teams keep the borough looking great for everyone to enjoy and we hope to add more electric equipment to assist our StreetCare operations in the future.”

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