First it was electric cars, then trucks and now it’s electric trikes.

As of Labour Weekend, Waste Management has two e-trikes tackling waste collection in the busy town centres of Queenstown and Wanaka.

The e-trikes are great for weaving through streets that are bustling with pedestrians.

The trikes were imported from Germany, with Waste Management Senior Project Engineer – Electric Vehicle Sam Donaldson designing the bespoke features for lifting bins and storing the waste.

These innovative vehicles will collect waste from public bins, with the ability to lift a variety of different sizes and enough storage capacity to only need emptying once or twice a day.

As well as the trikes in Queenstown and Wanaka, there is a third ready to go and the possibility of more to come.