Continued growth of the Fresh Start fleet

Fresh Start have just taken delivery of the latest vehicle in their fleet. It’s a versatile Scania, capable of carrying a capacity of up to 11 tonnes of waste on each round.

As with all of our new wagons, this new delivery honours someone close to the heart of the company. Martin Jordan is one of our longest serving drivers, and our new lorry is named after his mother, Rita Anne, who sadly passed away recently.

After being with us for more than seven years, and becoming something of a mentor to many of our waste collectors, we want to acknowledge how well respected Martin is throughout the business.

Suzanne Clements is the Fresh Start Traffic Controller who works closely with Martin to help plan his daily routes:

“Martin always goes that extra mile. No issue is too big and he is always happy to help the customer when on site and in need. He regularly puts his fellow drivers first by helping them re-route their work, which ultimately makes their job easier. He is totally reliable and my star driver.“


Martin himself is delighted with the accolade:

“I’m really honoured that they’ve named the truck after my mum. The first thing I did after the unveiling was send a picture of it to my dad and brother, and it’s just so good that Fresh Start would do something like this for a member of their staff. The company have been absolutely fantastic with me through this difficult time, but this is just such a lovely gesture.”


We’ll leave the final words to our Transport Manager, Kirsty Atherton:

“We say it so often here that Fresh Start is like a family, so when one of our own loses someone so close to them, we all tend to rally around. Martin is one of the most considerate and likeable people you could ever wish to meet, and although this is perhaps a bit of an unconventional way of showing our support, we feel honoured to be able to name the truck in his mum’s memory.”

Equipped with a super-efficient Euro 6 engine, Rita Anne will be based at our Manchester depot, and will predominantly collect trade waste in Bolton, Bury, Oldham and other areas to the north of the city.

To see more about Fresh Start’s waste collection, waste management, and recycling services click here or contact us

Head Office contact details

Head Office

Scott House
114 Higher Green Lane
Astley, Manchester
M29 7JB

Operation & Recycling centres

Swinton Office

Unit 4,
Hilton Square
Bolton Road
M27 4DB


0808 178 1966