‘Binderella’ among Rugby recycling wagons named by schoolchildren - The Rugby Observer

‘Binderella’ among Rugby recycling wagons named by schoolchildren

‘BINDERELLA’ has taken to the streets of Rugby – alongside other recycling wagons named by primary school competition winners.

The winners of the competition to name the town’s fleet of bin vehicles came face-to-face with the freshly liveried lorries at the Town Hall.

Hundreds of entries were whittled down by a panel of judges to eight lucky winners, who were invited to meet Mayor Simon Ward, and inspect the six-strong fleet bearing the winning lorry names, the winners’ designs and the winners’ names.

Alice from Leamington Hastings CofE Academy, Ella from Bilton Infant School, and Jake from Abbots Farm Junior School all came up with the name ‘Binderella’.




‘Bat Bin’ was named by Edward from Provost Williams CofE Academy, ‘Chitty Chitty Bin Bin’ by Joshy from Abbots Farm, and ‘Lily-Green’ by Ava from Rugby Free Primary School.

Dylan from Rugby Free Primary came up with ‘The Terbinator’, and schoolmate Zara named ‘Recyclosaurus Rex’.


The competition was organised as part of Rugby Borough Council’s ongoing work to promote recycling in the borough.

Coun Ward said: “Young people have a real passion for the environment, and recycling more of our waste has an important role to play in the borough’s response to the climate emergency.

“We were so impressed by the number and quality of the entries to the colouring competition, and it was wonderful to meet the winners and their families while we inspected the freshly decorated fleet of recycling lorries.

“It was lovely to see what it meant to the children to have been the winning entrants, and the delight on their faces when seeing the lorries.”

The council launched the competition in March to challenge pupils to colour in a picture of a recycling lorry and give it a name.

Competition packs were sent to every primary school in the borough, giving pupils an idea of what the lorries like to collect from Rugby’s blue-lid recycling bins – such as plastic bottles, baked bean and soup tins, glass bottles, tin foil and paper – and the waste which contaminates the lorries’ loads – like nappies, batteries, food waste, gas canisters and polystyrene.

Visit www.rugby.gov.uk/recycling for more information on waste and recycling in the Borough.

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