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.