January 24, 2020 12.58 pm This story is over 46 months old

Community names Lincolnshire bin lorries: Ruby the recycler, Binjamin and more

Over 200 people entered the quirky competition

Ruby the recycler, Binosaurus Rex and Binjamin were among the winners chosen by North East Lincolnshire Council in a competition to name its new bin lorries.

Over 200 people, aged between four and 94 entered the competition, where people were asked to send in drawings and name suggestions for the 13 new wagons.

The entries were whittled down by the council’s judging panel to 25 poster winners and 13 name winners.

The winning bin lorry names are as follows:

  • Recycling ninjas of NELincs
  • Trucky
  • Rita the rubbish eater
  • Binson
  • Bertie the bin lorry
  • Ruby the recycler
  • Binosaurus Rex
  • Sir Lorrylot the 3rd
  • Little Jimmy
  • Trevor the trash truck
  • Justin the dustbin
  • Dusty the bin
  • Binjamin

The competition was based on the theme of recycling and encouraging people to recycle as much as they can. The winning names will be displayed on the vehicles, which will be hitting the streets of North East Lincolnshire in spring 2020.

The poster competition winners will have their artwork displayed on a side of one of the new lorries. The winners will each receive a model of the lorry.

Winners were from Healing Science Academy, Scartho Infants and Juniors, Littlecoates, Humberston Academy, Ormiston South Parade Academy, New Waltham Academy, William Barcroft, Nicky’s Childminding, Fairways Care Home, Reynolds Academy, Yarborough Academy and Stallingborough C E Primary.

Councillor Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for waste and environment, said: “We were thrilled with the range of drawings and name suggestions that were sent in to us.

“I’d like to thank everyone for taking part. It wasn’t an easy task for the judges picking the winners, but we would like to congratulate those who will have their artwork on the new bin lorries, and for those who gave us lots of weird and wonderful names for the wagons.”

In 2019, Lincolnshire County Council announced the winners of its competition to name its four biggest gritters. The winning names included ‘The Spread Arrows’ and ‘Mar-grit Thatcher’.