Posted on: Wednesday 18 January 2023
The results of our primary school competition to name some of Torfaen Council’s new recycling vehicles have been announced.
The Council has recently invested £2,793,864 in 19 new recycling vehicles, as part of its commitment to increase recycling in the borough from 64 per cent to the Welsh Government target of 70 per cent by 2025.
Pupils were asked to come up with names that complimented Torfaen Council’s reduce, reuse, recycling campaign as well as our Net Zero Torfaen mission.
And the winning names are….
- Eco Rico and Lightning McClean, and GREGG – Green Recycling Eco Garbage Grabber, pupils of the Year 6 Curriculum group, Padre Pio Catholic Primary School
- Arwyr ailgylchu (Recycling hero), Huw James, Year 6, Ysgol Gymraeg Cwmbran
- Lamborgreenie, Donald Dump and Bin Diesel, Maisie Frazier, Year 6, New Inn Primary School
- Larry the Landfill Dodger and Ruby the Recycling Van, pupils of the Eco Committee from Maendy Primary School
- Leck-e (Leckie), Plug in Pete and Greta Binberg, Matilda Magor, Ethan Brodrick, Tomos Llewellyn, Llanyrafon Primary School
Winners will be presented with a £15 Smyths voucher and other goodies supplied by Romaquip, which has supplied the new recycling vehicles. Their classmates will also be visited by Dan Can and one of the Council’s recycling offers to take part in a recycling lesson.
The first new recycling vehicle joined the fleet in October and since then 17 have been put into service. The 19th and final new vehicle is expected to hit the roads later this week.
The new trucks are fitted with 360-degree cameras, which will help with staff training and customer enquiries, and have vibrant artwork to help promote weekly recycling.
Last year the Council invested £893,000 in two new electric waste lorries to help reduce carbon emissions.
Find out more about recycling and waste in Torfaen.
Find out more about how the Council is responding to our climate change and nature emergency declaration