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Pupils recycle famous names for new waste vehicles

Published on 18 October 2021

Primary school pupils from across the High Peak took famous faces as their inspiration when they were asked to help name the new fleet of waste and recycling collection vehicles.

High Peak Borough Council and its waste partner Alliance Environmental Services have invested in 17 new vehicles featuring engines which reduce harmful pollutants and state-of-the-art technology including better fuel management, electric bin lifts and an in-cab screen to monitor hazards.

Primary classes across the Borough were asked to submit their suggestions for names for the vehicles and, after shortlisting, bin crews then voted for their favourites.

And famous faces proved inspirational for many children with winning names including Dustbin Timberlake, Ariana Binday, Binny Eilish and Obin-Wan Kenobi.

Councillor Jean Todd, Executive Councillor for Climate Change, Environment and Community Safety, said: "Increasing recycling and reducing waste are beneficial ways we can all help to protect our environment so asking young people to name our new vehicles is a great way of raising awareness and engaging them in waste services.

"This new fleet improves the way in which we deliver these services and helps to reduce our carbon footprint too. We had some fantastic ideas for names and it was a tough job to narrow them down to the eventual winners.

"Thanks to all the schools who took part. The winning names are now displayed on the front of the vehicles so do look out for them when our crews are out and about collecting."

The winning schools all received vouchers to spend on school resources.

The full list of winning names is: Binny McBinFace; Trashformer; Binston Churchill; Rubbishosaurus Rex; Reggie the Recycler; Binny Eilish; Dusty; Walter the Waggon; Wilbo Wagons; Obin-Wan Kenobi; Recyclopse; Rosie Recycle; Reece-icle; Tess Enviro-saver; Binasaurus Rex; Ariana Binday and Dustin Timberlake.