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Newham Council’s high-tech system to rid fly-tipped rubbish

23:25 12 January 2014

Lan Vuong shows Cllr Corbett the in-cab technology

Lan Vuong shows Cllr Corbett the in-cab technology

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Fly-tipped rubbish on the borough’s streets is being removed more swiftly thanks to a new high-tech system which pinpoints exactly the location and relays it to touch screen computers in the cabs of 20 of the council’s cleansing vehicles.

The computer management system allows staff to tap in and receive global positioning satelite details of where fly-tipped rubbish reported by residents or frontine council staff has been dumped.

It enable reports of fly-tipped rubbish to be efficiently recorded real time by staff dealing directly with customers. It also avoids unnecessary paperwork for those on frontline cleansing duty.

Councillor Ian Corbett, Newham’s executive member for infrastructure environment, said: “Residents have the right to a clean and safe environment. Fly-tipping doesn’t just make the borough an unpleasant place, it is also illegal and those responsible will be prosecuted.

“Until now frontline staff used a paper system in the office to report fly-tips. The computer management system makes things more efficient and effective; proactively identifying and dealing with issues instead of having to spend time completing paperwork.

The council plans toextend the benefits of the sytem to missed bin collections, bulky collections and recycling.

The software is already used within other service areas such as highways, street works, street cleansing and street lighting and helps save money, says the counci.

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