Wychavon District Council and its waste and recycling collections partner FCC Environment have now sifted through over 300 resident entries for names for the 15 brand spanking new waste and recycling trucks which will take to the roads in October of this year.
Cllr. Emma Stokes, portfolio holder for environment and street scene said “When we asked the community to help us name our new recycling truck fleet, we thought we would get a good response and some good ideas too, but we did not expect so many responses and some of the ideas were really great. We have been through each and every suggestion sent to us and I would like to thank everyone who took the time to enter, but there are only 15 trucks and we believe we have chosen the best names of a really great bunch, we hope everyone in the community will agree.”
The names are:
1. Reggie refuse
2. Sir Trash a Lot
3. The Incredible Bulk
5. Recyclosaurus Rex
6. Jus-bin Timberlake
7. The Ter-bin-ator
9. The Flying Dustman
10. Greta Garbage
11. Bin Diesel
12. Trash Gordon
13. Donald Dump
14. O-bin-wan Kenobi
15. Amazing Anna
The winners have been contacted and will be invited to meet their truck and see their name on the vehicle. They will also have the opportunity to have their photo taken with it.
“It has been wonderful involving the community in helping us to name our new trucks in this way and I cannot wait to see the trucks take to the road later this year with their personalised livery.” said FCC Environment Area Manager, Mike Stass. “The 15 state of art trucks will be working hard for years to come collecting; glass bottles and jars; plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays; food cans drinks cans; cartons; and much, much more and now they will take to the roads already a part of the community they will be serving.”
The trucks will take to the roads in October as part of an up-grade to recycling services in the district to enable all residents to recycle more than ever before from home including the addition of batteries, small items electric and electronic waste items and lower grade textiles that are not good enough to go to the charity shop for re-sale.
The trucks themselves are also state-of-the-art, power by the latest euro 6 standard engines which are cleaner and produce lower emissions of nitrogen oxide (NOx) and fine particles; 80% lower of the NOx over the old truck and half the level of fine particles.
In addition, the bin lifter at the rear of the vehicles is electric making them quieter and as they don’t rely of power directly from the engine, fuel consumption is reduced overall; up to up to 14% according to the manufacturer.
Also in a move to make the service more efficient, the collection day for some residents will be changing but we will ensure that everyone who is affected will be told in advance and will be reminded about when their new collection day is. The frequency of collection will remain the same.