Keep a look out for Compo and Bradley Twiggins

Six of our new Garden Waste collection wagons are now trundling around the district with lovely new names on them, thanks to great ideas we had from six winners in one of our competitions.

We asked residents to come up with new names for six of our “Clip and Collect” wagons that are used on our brown bin collections. Nearly 200 entries were submitted and then voted on to choose the winner. The winning suggestions were then turned into creative images by our Graphics Team.

Two of the winners, Emily Dixon (8) from Huddersfield and Stephanie Buckley of Moldgreen visited our Vine Street depot, where Councillor Naheed Mather showed them their newly named wagons.

On seeing her wagon, which Emily has named Compo, she said:

“I’m very grateful for having the opportunity to help tell people about the environment with Compo. His name is short for composting and Compo, the man from the TV series Last of the Summer Wine, which is filmed in Kirklees. I hope people see him and start to recycle more. We all need to be recycling as much as possible to help save the planet; we need to respect it more.”

Stephanie, who is a keen environmentalist was delighted to meet her freshly nicknamed wagon, which she has called “Fill me up Buttercup”.

Stephanie said:

“I’m delighted that we now have these pretty decorated wagons; they look great. We should all be recycling our garden waste. People need to find out and be aware of what they can and cannot recycle or put in their bins. Everyone needs to be thinking about what they can do to look after the planet.”

Councillor Mather, Cabinet Member for Environment said:

“I want to thank all who entered the competition, the response was quite amazing. The six winners came up with quite inspiring names all of which look great on the garden waste collection wagons. It will be great to see them on our streets collecting more waste that will be recycled and then reused.”

The other four winners and winning names are:

John Whittaker from Waterloo – The Lawn Ranger

Chris Sheard from Mirfield – Bradley Twiggins

Joe Furniss from Mirfield – Never Bin Better

Katie Haigh from Mirfield – Forest Dump