Council rolls out waste collection with attitude

Liverpool City Council has unveiled five new-look waste compactor trucks which not only collect rubbish but spread positive messages to the community at the same time.

Each truck displays a community message that was handpicked by a Liverpool City Council panel to proudly display messages and values most important to the community.

“Council decided to take something important and functional and turn it into something special that spreads a message of importance and starts a conversation,” Liverpool Mayor Wendy Waller said.

“Council thought long and hard about which values best represent our community, and although it was difficult to narrow it down to just five, we think we have a collection of messages that resonate with everyone in our community.”

The key messages supported on the trucks include:

  • White Ribbon/Violence Against Women: Supporting the world’s largest movement engaging men and boys to end men’s violence against women and girls, promote gender equality and create new opportunities for men to build positive, healthy and respectful relationships;
  • Get to know your Neighbour/We Feel Better When We Belong and Connection Matters, Smile, Wave and Say G’day: These two themes raise national awareness of the importance of social connection and neighbourly actions throughout the year;
  • Celebrating the journey of Aboriginal Culture in the Liverpool Region: Paying homage to Liverpool’s rich Aboriginal heritage; and
  • Celebrating our Cultural Diversity: Celebrating Liverpool’s cultural diversity. There are more than 150 languages spoken in Liverpool, and the resident population is made up of people from all over the world.

“Our aim is for the community to see these messages and feel proud about our cultural diversity, our Aboriginal history or even start a conversation with their neighbour or family about what the next truck design means to them,” Mayor Waller said.

Council’s waste trucks are in operation from 5am to 2.30pm, Monday to Thursday.

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