‘Truck Norris’, ‘Hank Marvin’, and ‘Dame Foodie Dench’ — these are just some of the funny names which could adorn Bracknell Forest’s new food waste trucks.

The new food waste service will get started on Monday, March 1, with five new trucks set to help bin men collect the borough’s leftovers.

READ MORE: Here's when you will receive your new food waste bin

As has become a tradition with other rubbish collection lorries used in Bracknell Forest, the new vehicles will be lovingly named after punny contributions submitted by residents.

From almost 300 names put forward, the final list has been whittled down to ten for the community to choose from.

Of these ten, the top five will be emblazoned across the new fleet.

These are:

  • Truck Norris (after American actor Chuck Norris)
  • Butternut Squashed
  • Smoothie Rider (after the Dave Matthews Band song)
  • Hank Marvin (which is Cockney rhyming slang for ‘starving’).
  • Dame Foodie Dench (after British actress Dame Judi Dench)
  • Scrapunzel (after fairytale princess Rapunzel)
  • Binderella (after fairytale princess Cinderella)
  • The Food Dude
  • The Chomp Monster
  • The Peel McCoy (after the metaphor ‘the real McCoy’, which means ‘the real thing’)

Environment boss councillor Dorothy Hayes, who is spearheading the council’s food waste work, praised residents for their backing.

She said: “We have five trucks that have to be named. Up to now we had 274 names put forward.

READ MORE: Why Bracknell's food waste collection service was postponed last year

“We narrowed it down to 20, and then to ten, which went public yesterday.

“It showed how much the residents are behind us, because up to now we have had hits on the ten names put forward of over 1,200.

“You only have one vote but our residents are fully behind us when it comes to climate change and doing things correctly, and they are behind with regards to the food waste.

“We are working for the borough and for climate change and everything else to make us better.”

Residents who have not yet voted can do so by selecting their favourite name here.

The poll closes on the evening of Sunday, January 17.

The new weekly food waste collection service begins on Monday, March 1.

READ MORE: Petition against green bin timetable changes collects more than 3,600 signatures

Residents can expect to see two caddies, caddy liners and an information package delivered to their door from between January 25 and February 26.

By recycling food waste, BFC hopes to reduce the amount of waste it sends to landfill by 50 per cent.

The introduction of the new service means green non-recycling bins will be collected every three weeks rather than every fortnight from March 1.

This move, which will be introduced in order to offset the cost of the new food waste bins, has proved controversial over the past year with more than 3,000 people signing a petition against the changes.