Wastey McWasteful? Your Opportunity to Name CBC's Recycling Trucks!

You helped rename CBC's gritters…. now help them name the new recycling trucks!

CBC have 34 new waste and recycling trucks for Central Bedfordshire….. can you help to name them all?

Central Bedfordshire Council waste and recycling collections partner FCC Environment has a fleet of 34 brand spanking new waste and recycling trucks which took to the roads at the beginning of February this year and they want all residents to get involved and help us to name them.

The 34 state of art trucks will be working hard for years to come collecting; glass bottles and jars; plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays, food cans, drinks cans, cartons, garden waste, and much, much more.

So get your creative juices flowing and come up with inspired names for the trucks and the 34 best responses, as selected by a panel of judges, will feature on the side of the trucks for years to come.

All entries must be less than 25 characters, we ask that all residents “keep it clean” and we need your ideas by midnight on 22nd March 2020. Entries can be tweeted to @LetsTalkCentral #bintrucks or email your ideas to nameourfleet@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

Cllr Ian Dalgarno, Executive Member for Community Services said: “The trucks took to the roads in February as part of our new contract with FCC Environment. The new contract will improve efficiency and deliver value for money whilst also giving us the opportunity to introduce new recycling services to our residents later in the year.”

FCC Environment won the contract with Central Bedfordshire Council last August, and the waste and recycling collection services contract is worth £188.6 million. The contract began in February when the council’s current deal with Biffa expired. The contract will run until 2028 with the option for a further eight-year extension.

Central Bedfordshire’s new contract will cover the collection of dry recyclables, residual, garden and food waste from households and the provision of services including bulky and clinical waste collection, as well as street cleansing. The new collection deal with FCC will cover the entire region. According to the authority, the current collections and disposal of waste from 118,000 homes costs around £14 million per year. It was said that the new proposals could save over £2 million each year.

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