Waste Collection Vehicles

Waste collection vehicles have to cope with many challenges, of which lifting bins and packing for minimum volume are arguably the least pressing. In an age when recycling incentives and landfill penalties are very much part of the waste collection remit, operators are on the lookout for ways to handle differential charging for different materials as efficiently, quickly and accurately as possible.

As the world’s longest established specialist in on-vehicle systems for the waste market, VPG Onboard Weighing supports these needs with a range of solutions that deliver dynamic weighing during lifting, legal-for-trade certified real-time credit checks and billing for, load optimisation and sheer overload protection.

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Accuracy is Key to Profitability

No matter if we are talking side, front or rear loaders, pinpoint accuracy is a baseline requirement for any waste collection weighing solution. Precise, reliable weighing on any vehicle type feeds directly into profitability, whether it is maximising payloads within legal limits or ensuring billing is timely and correct for different materials collected.

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Products and Systems

There are several levels to the accuracy of weighing systems, all of which serve to meet different needs on waste vehicles. At the base level are sheer overload protection systems, ensuring the vehicle operates safely within legal limits and to avoid fines. Next up, load cell-based systems are accurate across the payload helping with route management and efficiency.
Keep in mind that actual system accuracy has a direct payload equivalent that can range up to several tons. At the top level, pairing highest accuracy with legal-for-trade certification, over-the-air billing services and telematics adds further value in helping to create the most agile pay-by-weight service possible.

No matter what level you require, VPG Onboard Weighing has the expertise and the solutions to deliver for your waste vehicle fleet.


A flagship product  built around our revolutionary inclinometer-based on-vehicle weighing technology, TruckWeigh offers a versatile and user-friendly overload protection and load optimisation solution for all commercial vehicles over 7.5 tonnes. Able to monitor multiple axles individually as well as gross vehicle weight with accuracy of better than ±2.5% (90–100% GVW), TruckWeigh is compatible with every suspension type and comes with optional telematics and trailer swap functions.



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VanWeigh units are worth their weight in gold!

Nick HatchettStores Supervisor, Booth Dispensers Ltd, UK

I have just ordered our fourth VanWeigh system in two years for our growing fleet of VW Crafters. VPG Onboard Weighing fitters are polite, courteous and well trained in their knowledge of the units being fitted. Vehicles are left clean, tidy and ready for work. 

The VanWeigh units themselves are worth their weight in gold. There is no fiddling about to add up weight, just load the vehicles and the unit does the rest. Drivers can see straight away if they need to alter their load to spread the weight.