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Local school name our new recycling vehicle

As part of a recycling project, Norwood Primary School helped us to name our new glass recycling vehicle.

Page last updated at 14 July 2017 at 14:50

Local school name new glass recycling vehicle

The Council’s waste and recycling team has welcomed a new vehicle to its fleet and pupils of Eastleigh’s Norwood Primary School have come up with a unique name for the specially adapted lorry, following a competition.

At a ceremony this week, The Mayor of Eastleigh, Councillor Mo Sollitt, announced the winner as The Glassinator, which was named by Year 5.

The competition forms the culmination of a project delivered by our sustainability team in the school on the importance of recycling. To unveil the chosen glass-themed name, our team brought the new vehicle into the school’s playground on Thursday afternoon.

As part of the event, The Mayor of Eastleigh Councillor Maureen Sollitt showed the children the recycled mayoral chain – made from recycled and reclaimed materials which have a history and a link to the Borough. The winning class were presented with a plaque to mark the occasion and got the chance to climb into the cab and take a seat to see how it the vehicle works.

To round off the ceremony, the entire school were treated to a live demonstration. The opportunity to name our waste and recycling fleet is open to all schools in the Borough as more vehicles will be joining the fleet in the coming months.