Newly named lorries have got a lotta bottle …
GLASSES were raised to two new wittily named vehicles – and then the receptacles were promptly recycled.
On Monday, Jar Jar Clinks and Kate Binslet were pressed into service by re3, the waste recycling contractor for Wokingham Borough, Bracknell Forest and Reading Borough councils.
And Wokingham-man Nathan Long was the one to give Jar Jar Clinks his name.
re3 said that each week, the carts will empty around 150 bottle banks, regularly collecting around 30 tonnes of glass bottles and jars every day.
Cllr Norman Jorgensen, Wokingham Borough Council’s Executive Member for Environment, said: “We want to urge residents not to place any glass in the home recycling boxes or bins collected by the councils as this can cause significant damage to our recycling facility.
“We hope that freshly named glass vehicles will be treated as a little reminder to encourage everyone to check where their nearest bottle bank is so more and more residents can get into habits of recycling glass bottles and jars.”
Bracknell Forest councillor Dorothy Hayes with Tilehurst’s Chris Bowry celebrate the launch of Kate Binslet andJar Jar Banks, two new glass collecting lorries that will serve Wokingham Borough, Bracknell Forest and Reading Borough councils