The NTM Quatro features in the latest edition of LAPV

Council scoops UK first for recycling and waste trial

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The NTM Quatro features in the latest edition of LAPV

North Somerset Council has trialled a recycling & waste system never seen before in the UK.

North Somerset Council recently trialled an innovative recycling and waste system. For four weeks during May and June, a sample of households across North Somerset tested out the "NTM Quatro" which has been used in Scandinavia for 20 years.

The system was identified as a potential advancement by North Somerset Environmental Company (NSEC), an arms-length organisation set-up to supply the council's recycling and waste services from April 2021, by working with one of its key suppliers, NTM-GB Ltd. 

The trial looked at the advantages and disadvantages of the NTM Quatro system, which uses a specially designed wheelie bin for both recycling & waste. 

Two sizes were trialled - a 240L & 370L. Each features four compartments, a lid, and three wheels. The 370L version also features a brake. The bins had a three-compartment addition which clipped onto the side of the bin. This allows for batteries, spectacles and lightbulbs, etc to be collected. 

The trial bins were collected by a specialist collection truck (NTM Quatro) on loan from NTM and transported from Sweden for the trial period. 

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