Get voting! Food waste truck names shortlisted for public vote

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Hillingdon Council is inviting residents to vote for their favourite names put forward by local primary schoolchildren for the council’s new fleet of food waste trucks.

The competition which ran throughout May saw more than 250 entries from pupils across the borough giving the judges a tough job of shortlisting 15 finalists for a final vote by the public.

Voting is now open until Thursday 1 July. The five names with the highest votes will be printed onto the trucks.

The 15 names to vote on are:
▪ Energetic Eric
▪ Sir Recyclelot
▪ Happy Scrappy
▪ BioBob
▪ Monster Muncher
▪ R2 bin 2
▪ Leftover Lilly
▪ Munching Molly
▪ The Green Gobbler
▪ Foodie crew
▪ The Raccoon
▪ Snow Bite
▪ Hungry Henry The Hillingdon Helper
▪ Munchasaurus
▪ Scrappy Dappy Food

Cllr Eddie Lavery, Hillingdon Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Housing and Regeneration, said: “It’s fantastic to see so many of our schoolchildren get involved and think about food waste, and I hope this competition will inspire them to recycle more and help to reduce the impact of climate change.

“There were so many fantastic entries and judging was tough but we have shortlisted finalists. Now it is down to everyone to vote for their favourites. I look forward to seeing which names are announced winners.”

You can vote online by visiting