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.
|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|
|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|
|Arthur Bugler Primary||Binney Jones|
|Belmont Castle Academy||Lord of the Bins|
|Stifford Clays||Clean Club|
|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|