YOUNG winners of a recycling vehicle naming competition have been presented with their prizes.

At a special event held at Caledfryn, Denbigh, pupils received their prizes along with a chance to have a first hand look at a one of the new recycling vehicles funded by the Welsh Government.

‘Lord of the Bins’ made its first appearance at the event and will soon be joined by others including Tyrbo, Terbinator, Bindarela, Binbych and Trash Gordon on Denbighshire’s roads.

Denbighshire school pupils submitted more than 100 entries to the competition. The council’s waste crews – who will be driving these new vehicles, helped pick the winning names with the final decision taken by Leader of the Council, Councillor Jason McLellan, Councillor Barry Mellor, Lead Member for the Environment, Highways and Transport, and Graham Boase, the Council’s Chief Executive.

Manufacturers of the vehicle, Terberg, donated prizes to the competition and Ian Bramhall, Area Sales Manager and Paul Rochester, General Sales Manager from Terberg joined Councillor Barry Mellor to meet the winning youngsters.

Councillor Mellor said: "It was fantastic to join representatives from Terberg to present the prizes to the winning children, their enthusiasm for this competition and their interest in our waste vehicles has been brilliant to see.

The new vehicles are replacing the old fleet which is past its sell by date. The vehicles, three of which are electric, have been funded by Welsh Government as part of the commitment to improve recycling levels in Wales. They will be more cost efficient and more environmentally friendly, leading to cost savings in the long run.”

Ian Bramhall from Terberg said, “We are excited to support this competition and engage with the community in naming the vehicles. This is a great opportunity for residents to showcase their creativity and leave a lasting impact on Denbighshire's fleet - well done to all involved.”

A list of the winning schools is available on the council's website.

Winning names included Stig of the Dump Truck (Ysgol Plas Brondyffryn), Recyclops (Ysgol Dyffryn Iâl), Bindarela (Bodnant Community School), Ailgylchugeitor (Ysgol Pen Barras), Draig Daear Dragon (Ysgol Esgob Morgan), ArBINnig (Ysgol Twm o’r Nant), Rubbish Sucker Bob (Ysgol Cefn Meiriadog), Benny the Bin Lorry (Ysgol Dewi Sant), Dusty McBinlid (Ysgol Penmorfa), Binbych (Ysgol Twm o’r Nant), Mr Eco (Ysgol Cefn Meiriadog), Dilys (Ysgol y Castell) and Stitch (Ysgol Caer Drewyn) just to name a few.

The winning names will be printed on the new lorries soon.

To see more pictures, make sure you pick up next week's Rhyl Journal and Denbighshire Free Press and check out our School Report!