Our food waste trucks need a name - vote now!

Released on January 23, 2018

South Oxfordshire residents are being invited to vote for their favourite names put forward by local school children for our new fleet of food waste recycling trucks.

Whether it’s Chomper Charlie, Green Gretil or Banana-Munch Bob, names suggested by primary pupils in South Oxfordshire are out for public vote - and you can help choose the best by picking your top three out of ten names whittled down from dozens of suggestions.

The most popular will be printed onto our new food waste trucks and you will see them out and about on the roads carrying out weekly food waste collections.

The child whose suggested name gets the most votes will scoop £150 book tokens for their school and a swimming pass for their family.

It's quick and simple to take part:

Vote here

Cllr Tony Harbour, our cabinet member for waste and recycling, said: “The food waste trucks are brand new and we wanted to do something to celebrate this while having a bit of fun too. Getting school children involved in the names has been a great way to help spread the recycling message. We’re really impressed with all the suggestions and hope residents will support them by voting.”

Voting will close on Friday 16 February.

The food waste trucks are part of a new £6.5 million fleet of waste and recycling collection vehicles introduced by the councils’ waste contractor Biffa at the end of 2017.

You can recycle all cooked and uncooked food waste using the councils’ household collection service. Food waste is collected every week and taken to an anaerobic digestion plant near Wallingford to be recycled into gas for electricity and fertiliser for local farmland. During 2016/17, 10,024 tonnes of food waste was collected and sent for recycling in South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse.