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City to ask school students to submit name suggestions for garbage trucks

The city will be reaching out to Campbell County students to submit name suggestions for City of Gillette garbage trucks.

A City of Gillette garbage truck (City of Gillette)

GILLETTE, Wyo. – Students, if it has been your lifelong dream to name a city garbage truck, you’ll soon get your chance. 

The City of Gillette has announced that it will be launching an effort to get name suggestions for city-owned garbage trucks, according to City Administrator Hyun Kim. 

“This spring, we will be naming the City of Gillette Solid Waste trucks, our garbage trucks,” Kim said during a Gillette City Council meeting on March 14. 

A similar effort was undertaken by the city and Campbell County School District students last fall for city-owned snowplows, according to Kim, but this time around there are fewer vehicles to submit names for. 

The city only has eight full-sized garbage trucks in service, Kim said, and one mini garbage truck that operates on a truck chassis. Regardless, the city plans on having all school-aged children in the district, including those attending St. John Paul II Catholic Church, submit names. 

“We’ll be reaching out to the schools and students Monday, April 3,” Kim said, adding that the city hopes to have some names stickered on its garbage trucks by the end of the school year so the kids can see them during the summer break.