Pupils name council’s new recycling fleet

Published: 25 February 2019

Pupils from across Monmouthshire took part in a competition to name the council’s new fleet of recycling vehicles with imaginative waste related names. Pupils and parents let their imagination run wild. The range of names were varied and the competition was extremely strong. The competition created a stir on the council’s social media channels, a number of residents stepped in with their favourite names too.
The overall winner ‘Sir Binwy’ was the idea Cameron Gilchrist a pupil from Cross Ash Primary School, Abergavenny. An additional prize was awarded to Trellech Primary School for submitting the most entries. Education and Awareness Officers Sue Parkinson and Paul Qualye visited both schools along with one of the new lorries on Friday 22nd February. Cameron and pupils from Trellech Primary were presented with a bundle of new books for their school library in recognition of their efforts.
Pupils at both schools had the opportunity to explore the lorries, which can collect 2000 bags of waste. It was a fascinating experience, pupils were eager to ask questions, find out more and learned vital facts about the lorries. Some pupils even got hands on and were keen to press the loading and compression buttons, and were fascinated by the lorries ability to open up and tip out bags of waste and recycling.
The new vehicles will be on the road from Monday 4th March. Look out for the following names:
Sir Binwy, O Bin-Wan-Kanobe, Rhys Seiclo, Binny McBin Face, Taclus Ted, Binnie The Pooh, Bin Terfel, Rob Bin Hood, Binderella, Mission Bin Possible, Bin a Long Day, Bin Around Town, Bin Diesel, Ter-Bin-Ator, Bindiana Jones, Gunge & Roses, Bin and Dunnit, Dumpledore, Nick Binit and Jonny Trash.
Cabinet Member for Operations Cllr Bryan Jones said:
“I was so pleased to see how many suggestions came in from local schools and the public. I am sure the names will make residents smile, they certainly made me chuckle.” “I am so pleased with the response to recycling in Monmouthshire. The new fleet of lorries will enable more of our waste to be separated providing a better quality of recyclable materials.” “The changes will result in new collection days for our residents I hope that they will continue to support our efforts and adapt to these changes.”
“Residents are urged not to worry about collection day changes, a letter will be sent in the post which will inform them of the changes.”
For more info about collection days please visit: https://www.monmouthshire.gov.uk/recycling-and-waste/ or ask the councils chat bot Monty by visiting https://www.monmouthshire.gov.uk/ or messaging the Monmouthshire Face book page.