Our food waste trucks need a name - vote now!

Released on January 23, 2018

Vale 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.

Names suggested by primary pupils 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 now

Cllr Elaine Ware, Vale of White Horse District Council’s Cabinet Member for waste and recycling, said: “We’re obviously keen to promote recycling as much as we can and food waste plays an important role in this. These trucks are out and about every day and it’ll be a great reward for the children to see the names on them as they pass by. We knew we could rely on the children to come up with some great names and they’ve not disappointed! Now, please get 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 Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire.