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WORCESTER is to get six new quieter and more environmentally friendly bin lorries at a cost of nearly £1 million.

Bins in the city will now be emptied using the new cleaner and greener lorries which cost Worcester City Council £900,000.

The new vehicles are cheaper to run and will have less impact on the environment with fuel-efficient engines and electric bin lifts which run more quietly and use less energy.

Cllr Andrew Roberts, cabinet member for cleaner and greener, said: "These new vehicles will make a real contribution to Worcester becoming a cleaner and greener city, and will reduce costs to taxpayers over time too."