It’s thyme for the results

Hundreds of residents from across Kirklees took to Twitter to help decide the winners of the council’s Garden Wagon Naming Competition.

After over 200 pun-tastic submissions from residents and school children across the borough and hundreds of votes on Kirklees Council’s Twitter, the winners have been selected from a shortlist of 44 of the best entries. In no particular order, the best in show are:

  • The Lawn Ranger – submitted by John Whittaker
  • Never Bin Better – submitted by Joe Furnis
  • Forest Dump – submitted by Katie Haigh
  • Bradley Twiggins – submitted by Chris Sheard
  • Fill me up buttercup – submitted by Stephanie Buckley
  • Compo – submitted by Emily age 7 from Moorlands Primary

The council gnomes will soon be jumping into the newly named wagons and going out to collect garden waste from across Kirklees, collections resume week commencing 8 February.

If you feel inspired to get in the garden this year, the subscription window to sign up for our garden waste collection service is now open. You have until 30 April to sign up to a fortnightly collection of your garden waste.

New subscribers will have their bins delivered in May, and collections will start in June. Garden waste collections are a 10-month service which runs June – May with a winter break in December and January.

Councillor Paul Davies, Cabinet Member for Culture and Greener Kirklees said:

“We tasked our residents to get creative and have fun – you certainly did not disappoint! There were so many witty suggestions it was really difficult to pick our favourites for the shortlist, we wanted as many as possible to make it to the public vote over on Twitter. Congratulations to our six winners and thank you to everyone who got involved by submitting an entry or voting in the competition. We are looking forward to welcoming the winners at our depots to officially unveil the new names. The six newly named wagons will expand our fleet to deal with the increased demand for our garden waste collections. It is fantastic that so many Kirklees residents see the positive impact that composting can have on the environment.”

To learn more about garden waste collections, visit our website.