Barnet Council Is A “Glutton” For Cleaner Streets

Barnet Council has rolled out a fleet of new environmentally-friendly, mechanised street cleansing machines, as part of the its innovative approach to local environmental quality in the area.

Seven bright orange “Glutton” machines – described by the Council as “quiet, clean and environmentally-friendly alternative to ride-on street cleaners and powered barrows: – will be located in Barnet’s town centres, with an additional machine dedicated to targeting hotspot areas across Barnet.

The machine’s powerful vacuum sucks up any waste that can pass through its 12.5cm diameter tube; including paper, cardboard, cigarettes packets and butts, cans and glass, plastic and metal bottles, dog faeces, dead leaves, and waste trapped in tree grills.

Councillor Dean Cohen, Chairman of Barnet Council’s Environment Committee, said: “Our residents expect our streets to be cleansed and maintained to excellent standards and this new equipment will help us achieve this.

“The orange Glutton machines will make it quicker for our teams to clean large areas, with the street vacuums able to clear smaller pieces of litter much better. The machines are also electric, environmentally friendly and can operate quietly without causing noise pollution.”


Barnet Council will deploy the machines in town centres from 11am-7pm daily. The fleet is part of the council’s £600,000 investment in new-generation equipment.


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