Primary school children in West Lindsey have been invited to name the council’s refuse collection vehicles.

A team of judges from West Lindsey Council will choose the winning entries, after which 10 of the lorries will be emblazoned with their new name tags.

The schools with the winning entries will also receive a £20 book token.

Cllr Stephen Bunney, chair of the council’s, Environment, Sustainability and Climate Change working group, said: ‘Giving school children the chance to name our fleet of waste collection vehicles is a fun way of engaging with the younger members of our community and kick-starting a discussion around climate and the environment.

‘The campaign also gives everyone the opportunity to focus on the key recycling messages and get involved; but it’s important we all continue to do our bit well beyond the campaign, to ensure we go on protecting the environment and planet for future generations.’

The competition is being held to coincide with National Recycling Week (16-22 October), which this year marks its twentieth anniversary.

Elaine Bilton, the council’s Waste Policy and Commercial Waste Officer, said: ‘We see this as a fun way to engage with school children, while promoting the recycling message across the local community as a whole.

‘We would encourage all schools to take part in National Recycling Week, and to take advantage of the free classroom resources available when schools sign up.’

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