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Old truck gets new life entertaining kids

A recycled dustcart is entertaining and educating children, as part of a scheme launched by Kier Street Services.

The vehicle, named Dumpy, has see through side panels to allow the children to see which waste can be recycled and which cannot. A company mascot, called Kieran, tours with Dumpy to help with the activities which explain sorting and processing.

Kier recycling development manager Sue Lorne said: The activities were designed to supplement subjects and themes in the national curriculum.

Activities include an in-cab DVD cartoon looking at recycling, a conveyer system, with rubbish going through Dumpy, which is then recycled, a mini materials recycling facility with recyclable material extracted from a conveyer belt of mixed material, a life-sized board game which teaches good recycling practice, paper making and a goodie bag with products made from recycled materials.


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