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biffa trucks

Waste firm set to wow the crowds at this year’s Truckfest

Press release

May 2018

Waste firm set to wow the crowds at this year's Truckfest

A new breed of waste-eating ‘monster truck’ is set to wow crowds at this year’s Truckfest in Peterborough as national recycling and waste management provider, Biffa, showcases one of the stars of its new fleet of trucks – Wanda the Wasteater.

Biffa will be at Europe’s largest trucking festival on 6th and 7th May exhibiting its flagship limited edition Wasteater trucks as well as talking to attendees about new industry-leading emergency waste service – OneCall.

Based at stand A13, the Biffa team will be joining a packed line up at the event including the UK’s leading Madness tribute band, Gladness, a giant exhibition hall featuring custom and vintage vehicles and favourite children’s characters including Paw Patrol and Trolls.

Craig Leonard is representing Biffa at the show and says: “When we heard about Truckfest, it was clear that it’s a fantastic family event that we had to get involved in.

“Children and adults alike love to spot our Wasteater trucks. We’re really looking forward to bringing Wanda the Wasteater and one of our specialist skip vehicles to Truckfest to talk to visitors about our large range of waste handling services.”

Wanda is one of a collection of 19 Wasteater trucks which each have their own individual monster paint job and all guzzle the waste that is loaded into their giant bodies.

Each Wasteater monster has its own name and personality, and serves a different UK city.

Biffa runs a dedicated spotter’s website, containing tips and profiles of all of the Wasteaters, as well as clues of where they can be spotted. Hunters can visit to find out more.

To find out more about what’s on at this year’s Truckfest Peterborough, visit


Notes to Editors:

Biffa is a leading UK-based integrated waste management business. The Group operates across the breadth of the waste management value chain, including the collection, treatment, processing and disposal of waste and recyclable materials, as well as related work in the production and sale of energy derived from waste and the sale of recovered commodities such as paper, glass, metals and plastic. Biffa’s customer base for these services includes local authorities (which includes the collection of waste from households), large corporates and SMEs, and purchasers of end-product commodities and energy. Across its operations, the Group managed approximately 3.3mT of waste in Fiscal Year 2017. The Group’s services are organised across four operating divisions: Industrial & Commercial; Municipal; Resource Recovery & Treatment (RR&T); and Energy. In Fiscal Year 2017, the Group’s total revenue was £990.4 million and its Underlying EBITDA was £137.7 million. Biffa was successfully admitted to trading on the London Stock Exchange’s main market for listed securities in October 2016 under the ticker “BIFF”.

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