The winning name, suggested by Year 6 pupil Kate, was ‘The Devourer’, and is now emblazoned across the vehicle.

Kate said: ‘The truck looks great and I'm proud to be part of helping the environment.’

The competition was part of a food waste recycling trial where the vehicle is collecting the weekly food waste from around 4,500 households across four areas within the county.

These trial areas were chosen as they offer a cross-section of different households and property types in the county and are also close to the collection operations base in Morpeth.

Cllr John Riddle, cabinet member for Local Services, said: ‘We’re very pleased with how the trial is going and want to thank all those people who are taking part and have put their food waste out.

‘The trial will help us assess the financial, environmental and operational impacts of providing a recycling collection service for food waste, to see if we can extend it across the rest of the county, as well as get feedback from residents and refine the service.’