Suggestions have to be entered by Monday 26 June and the winning names will be printed on the vehicles.

Local schoolchildren are being given the opportunity to name three of the electric bin lorries, with two trucks available for Reading’s adults to come up with clever (but clean!) names for.

Cllr Karen Rowland, lead member for Environmental Services and Community Safety, said: ‘Reading boasts the fourth largest cut in its carbon footprint of all 374 local authority areas in the UK, and I’m delighted that we continue to lead the way in making crucial changes to continue responding to the climate emergency.

‘Our residents are really contributing to the cause by recycling more and engaging with food waste recycling, and now we want their help to name our expanding fleet of electric refuse vehicles that are doing such a good job of reducing vehicle emissions on Reading’s roads.’

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