Name that Wagon competition returns as two bin lorries join fleet

Published: Thu 21st March, 2024

Youngsters are being invited to put forward name suggestions for two new bin lorries which will arrive in Charnwood in April.

Charnwood Borough Council is adding two new trucks to its current refuse fleet which consists of 41 lorries, vans and road sweepers.

So whether it’s Dustbin Bieber, The Trashformers or Binnie the Pooh, the more puntastic the better but remember to keep them clean! 

The new vehicles will join the likes of Gary Binekar, Bindiana Jones, Rosie Recycler, The Chomper and Trash Gordon – just some of the names of the other 24 vehicles in the fleet.

The refuse fleet was named by local children in 2020 when the Council invested in a more efficient and safer fleet which included the latest technology.

The first vehicle was named Florence as a dedication to the NHS heroes and key workers who were on the front line supporting the public during the coronavirus pandemic.

Over 150 suggestions were received back in 2020, and it’s hoped that youngsters will enter the Name That Wagon competition once more and put forward their name suggestions for the two new arrivals.

The Council is investing around £450,000 in the two new lorries.

Cllr Anne Gray, lead member for waste, open spaces and leisure facilities said: “We are investing in two new bin lorries make our fleet more resilient and deal with future demand.

“The vehicles will form part of the large operation to collect waste, recycling and garden waste across the borough.

“I can’t wait to read the suggestions that are put forward and I have no doubt it will be tough choosing just two names!”

Entries for the Name That Wagon competition are now open and will close on Friday April 19, 2024.

A full list of the current vehicle names and details on how to enter can be found on the Council’s website:

The winners will be contacted by the Council directly and the new names will be revealed later this year.

The Council collects all refuse and recycling from the borough’s 75,000 homes as well as serving more than 30,000 customers of the Council’s garden waste service.

The vehicles empty household bins around five million times a year.