Thurrock pupils win the name the freighter competition

15 February 2018

Thurrock Council will shortly receive 28 new bin lorries to replace its current ageing fleet. Thurrock primary school children were invited to enter a competition to name the new vehicles.

Pupils of participating schools were asked to colour in the bin lorry picture provided and to suggest an imaginative and appropriate name.

Portfolio Holder for Environment, Cllr Aaron Watkins, said: "We have received over 950 competition entries from Thurrock primary schools. This is a great way to share the importance of recycling, waste disposal and the need to look after our environment with pupils.

"All entries have been judged by members of the Waste and Recycling team. The winning names will go on the front of the freighters and the drawings will appear on the driver's door.

"Our waste crew have named a waste vehicle too. They have chosen the name of Eboniee Duster.

"The winning school pupils and their classmates will be invited to see the newly named vehicles and the coloured pictures once the freighters have been decorated."

Winning names were as follows.

School Name
Warren Primary The Binions
Aveley Primary Dirty Berty
Belmont Castle Academy Dustbin Bieber
Belmont Castle Academy Ghost Dusters
Aveley Primary Shred Sheeran
Aveley Primary Trash Gordon
Aveley Primary Nessie
Graham James Grumpy Graham Garbage
Arthur Bugler Primary Pongion
Arthur Bugler Primary Rainbow Machine
Arthur Bugler Primary The Dumpers
Belmont Castle Academy Bintastic
Arthur Bugler Primary Mr Dumpy McDumphead
Aveley Primary Bin of Doom
Warren Primary Hungry for Junk
Shaw Primary Recyclorry
Arthur Bugler Primary Binney Jones
Belmont Castle Academy Lord of the Bins
Stifford Clays Clean Club
St Josephs Crusher
Graham James Green Bin Busters
Belmont Castle Academy Mission Bin Possible
Warren Primary Litter Mix
Aveley Primary Maximus Monumentous
Chadwell St Mary The Good Dustbin
Belmont Castle Academy Pollution Solution
Belmont Castle Academy Recycle Plastic Fantastic