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Glutton: the clean and green solution

Supplier: Applied Cleansing Solutions
16 July, 2012

State-of-the-art electric powered, self-propelled vacuum unit has delivered the ideal solution for micro-litter collection for Parramatta City Council.

Building on its phenomenal international success, the first state-of-the art Glutton electric waste vacuum units are now operating in Australia, providing a Clean and Green litter collection solution for Parramatta City Council in Sydney's west.

Commissioned by Parramatta City Council during August, the first two Glutton units have not only had a major positive impact on street cleansing at two key areas within the City, they're also generating significant interest and winning wide-spread praise for their design and performance — from operators, local residents, local business owners, and even a number of other councils in the region.

Speaking about the new Glutton units, Terry Johnson, Service Manager — Cleansing, with Parramatta City Council said that everybody was extremely impressed with the units, particularly in terms of their ability to collect micro litter such as discarded cigarette butts.

"As is the case with most places where people congregate, such as shopping strips and transport interchanges, there are several key areas throughout the City where micro litter — especially discarded cigarette butts — are a real issue."

"Unfortunately, due to the nature of micro litter and the areas in which it tends to be discarded, collection and removal using traditional methods such as sweeping or manual picking, tends to be cumbersome, time-consuming and, in many instances, largely ineffective," he said.

"Finally, having the Glutton as part of our fleet of equipment is another way of demonstrating our commitment to innovative and environmentally sustainable practices.

"Being the first organisation in New Zealand to have one in operation further validates our commitment to being industry leaders."

City Parks Services is a stand-alone business unit of Auckland Council providing parks and street environments development and maintenance for Auckland Council and other external clients.

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