New Romanquip Kerb-Sort recycling lorries have gone into service for Swindon Borough Council with personalised names thought up by residents.

Over 300 suggestions were received when the competition was launched in September, and these were whittled down to 17 winners, including Lightning McClean, Chitty Chitty Bin Bin, Binnie the Pooh, and Charlie Aust-bin.

Creative Vehicle Wrapping (CVW) wrapped the vehicles, in addition to 19 refuse collection vehicles, in preparation for the launch of the council’s new waste and recycling service.

Councillor Chris Watts, cabinet member for the environment and transport, said: “It was great to see so many people getting involved with the naming of our new vehicles.

“A big thank you to everyone who submitted a name and I hope people aren’t too disappointed if their name wasn’t chosen.”

Jon Siviter, CVW director, said: “We are pleased to have worked with Swindon on the launch of their new fleet and to date we have wrapped over 40 vehicles including the recently rolled out fleet of food waste collection vehicles.

“The wraps do a great job of reinforcing the Reduce, Reuse and Recycle message across the borough.”