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Primary school pupils challenged to name Rugby's recycling lorries

Rugby Editorial 29th Mar, 2024   0

PRIMARY school pupils have been challenged to name Rugby’s fleet of recycling lorries by entering a council competition.

Pupils at every primary school in the borough can enter the competition by colouring in a picture of a recycling lorry and giving it a name.

Competition packs sent to each school give pupils an idea of what the lorries collect from Rugby’s blue-lid recycling bins, and the waste which contaminates the lorries’ loads – such as plastic bags and food waste.

A panel of judges will select the best suggestions for the council’s six recycling lorries after the competition closing date on Friday April 26.

The six winners will be invited to meet Mayor Maggie O’Rourke and be presented with a small prize. The winners can also visit the council’s recycling depot to see the new names printed on the side of each lorry.

Coun Carolyn Watson-Merret, Rugby Borough Council’s spokeswoman for operations and traded services, said: “Recycling more of our waste plays a vital role in protecting the environment and supporting our response to the climate emergency.

“We want to raise awareness of recycling and make sure residents know what waste to put in our black, blue-lid and, for residents who subscribe to our garden waste collection service, green bins.

“Our primary school competition aims to engage youngsters with the environment and highlight the important role recycling plays in Rugby’s journey towards reducing carbon emissions to net zero, and we’re looking forward to receiving pupils’ entries.”

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