Ed Sheerbin, Gary Bineker and Binnie the Pooh are just three of the winning names for environmentally friendly bin lorries clearing up the waste in Suffolk following a competition among residents.
The trucks are fuelled by used cooking oil, known as hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO), and they are now helping to cut Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils’ fleet carbon emissions by 90%.
Other competition winners included Stranger Bins, The Binbetweeners and Trashosaurus.
The 22 vehicles have been wrapped in designs created by the councils’ in-house designer and installed by wrapping specialist Creative Vehicle Wrapping.
Each truck carries a different image conveying important waste messages, including ways residents can help prevent littering and fly tipping; tips on what can go in recycling bins and raising awareness of the lorries’ HVO fuel.
The competition saw over 400 individual name suggestions submitted to the councils by local residents of all ages.
Councillor Elisabeth Malvisi, cabinet member for environment at Babergh District Council, said: “We were absolutely bowled over by the response to our competition from residents of all ages who’ve showcased their wordplay skills.”
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