Winners of competition to design the side of our bin lorries announced

Winners of a competition to design the side of Barnsley’s bin lorries have been announced.

School children from across Barnsley were tasked with designing drawings encouraging residents to recycle and raise awareness of what items go in each bin as part of our Everybody Think recycling campaign.

Designs drawn by Rosa Deakin from Milefield Primary School in Grimethorpe, Bella Sellars from Shafton Primary School, Megan Rowlands from Greenfield Primary School in Hoyland and Evelyn Flood from Wombwell Park Street Primary will adorn the side of four bin lorries.

The four winners were chosen by a judging panel including Barnsley Mayor Cllr Mick Stowe, Mayoress Elaine Stowe and Cabinet Spokesperson for Environment and Highways Cllr James Higginbottom.

Barnsley Mayor Cllr Mick Stowe said:

“It’s been a pleasure to be involved in the judging for this competition and it’s great to see so many varied entries from across the borough.

“The standard of entries was brilliant, leaving us with a tough choice to choose the four winners, but our choices were all eye-catching, fit the brief perfectly and were all very creative.

“I’d like to congratulate Rosa, Abbie, Megan and Evelyn on winning and I look forward to seeing their designs on the side of our lorries.”

Cabinet Spokesperson for Environment and Highways Cllr James Higginbottom said:

“We’re really pleased to have had so many fantastic entries from local schools. All of the designs who entered were brilliant and I can't wait to see the winning designs in place on the side of our bin lorries in the very near future.

“This competition is a great way for us to engage with children across Barnsley and instil in them the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling our waste. 

"Together we can all play our part in building the cleaner, greener and more sustainable Barnsley we can all be proud to call home."

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