Hundreds of residents from across Kirklees took to Twitter to help decide the winners of the council’s Garden Wagon Naming Competition.
Following over 200 submissions from residents and school children across the area and hundreds of votes on Kirklees Council’s Twitter, the winners have been selected from a shortlist of 44 of the best entries. In no particular order, the best in show are: The Lawn Ranger – submitted by John WhittakerNever Bin Better – submitted by Joe FurnisForest Dump – submitted by Katie HaighBradley Twiggins – submitted by Chris SheardFill me up buttercup – submitted by Stephanie BuckleyCompo – submitted by Emily age 7 from Moorlands Primary Garden waste collections resume across Kirklees week commencing 8 February, so there’s not long to wait until the newly named wagons are out in action. If you feel inspired to get in the garden this year, the subscription window to sign up for the garden waste collection service is now open.
You have until 30 April to sign up to a fortnightly collection of your garden waste. New subscribers will have their bins delivered in May, and collections will start in June. Garden waste collections are a 10-month service which runs June – May with a winter break in December and January. Councillor Paul Davies, Cabinet Member for Culture and Greener Kirklees said: “We tasked our residents to get creative and have fun – you certainly did not disappoint! There were so many witty suggestions it was really difficult to pick our favourites for the shortlist, we wanted as many as possible to make it to the public vote over on Twitter.
Congratulations to our six winners and thank you to everyone who got involved by submitting an entry or voting in the competition. We are looking forward to welcoming the winners at our depots to officially unveil the new names. The six newly named wagons will expand our fleet to deal with the increased demand for our garden waste collections. It is fantastic that so many Kirklees residents see the positive impact that composting can have on the environment.” You can find out more information about garden waste over at https://www.kirklees.gov.uk/beta/your-property-bins-recycling/garden-waste.aspx.