South Australian waste and recycling business, Metro Waste, runs a fleet of nine Isuzu trucks servicing the city and greater Adelaide regions.
The company collects refuse and recyclables which are sorted at its waste transfer station at Thebarton.
In operation for more than 30 years, the business is co-owned by Anthony Callipari, Carmelo Rositano and Justin Castelluzzo.
Growing and evolving with the waste and recycling landscape, Metro Waste added a mini bin service with bins ranging from two to 40 cubic metres to better cater to the needs of its customers.
“After we introduced the mini bin service the business really took off,” said Callipari.
Having started with one Isuzu truck, there are now nine with the latest additions being an FVR 165-300 and FSR 140-260, both fitted with skip bin loaders and livery by North East Isuzu.
“Our trucks pick up bins around the neighbourhood, as well as waste from the bigger commercial jobs in and around the city,” said Callipari.
“They work in dusty and dirty environments, and sometimes go off-road. Each truck covers a minimum of 600 kilometres per week, doing between eight and 15 bin shifts,” he said.
With respective Gross Vehicle Masses (GVM) of 32,000kg and 20,000kg, the FVR and FSR are used to transport skips ranging from two to nine cubic metres.
According to Callipari, North East Isuzu has been pivotal to the success of Metro Waste from the outset.
“North East Isuzu is run by a family, and they were good to us when we bought our first Isuzu truck, and we stuck with them,” he said. “We’ve got a really good relationship with them, there’s no point going anywhere else.”
In other news, Isuzu unveiled its new medium-duty dual control vehicle.