28 Dennis Eagle vehicles for Thurrock

Thurrock Council in Essex has taken delivery of a fleet of new Dennis Eagle refuse collection vehicles to replace its ageing trucks.

The 28 new Olympus trucks are all fitted with Terberg Omnidel Xtra bin lifts.

To mark the arrival of the vehicles, the council asked local primary school children to enter a competition to name them, with some particularly creative results.

Over 950 competition entries were received and winning names included: Trash Gordon, Binnie Jones, Mission Bin Possible and…Mr Dumpy McDumphead. Children whose names were selected for vehicles were presented with a copy of the ‘Dennis the Dustcart’ book, along with a pencil case and crayons.

The council is also sending the relevant vehicles out to the participating schools, so winning pupils and their classmates can see the trucks they named with the artwork on the door.

Bob Tottey, Regional Sales Manager at Dennis Eagle, commented: “It’s always nice when our customers do something a little bit different to mark the arrival of their new vehicles.

“As well as helping to raise awareness of the Council’s investment in collection services with local residents, this initiative has proved successful in educating pupils about the environmental benefits of recycling more.”

Dennis Eagle Olympus for Thurrock council

Michael Dalton
Michael Dalton
Michael graduated from university in 2016 with a degree in Human, Social, and Political Sciences, and is a former contributor to The Truck Expert.

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