Well done Harvey!

Harvey receives a goody bag from Veolia Collections Supervisor Mark Bebbington

A young boy from Hadley has had a special visit from Telford & Wrekin Council’s recycling contractor Veolia in recognition of his keen interest in recycling and his assistance on collection day.

The recycling collection crew was so impressed by Harvey’s helpfulness and positive attitude towards recycling that they arranged for a goody bag to be presented to him.

Seven year old Harvey Bicker loves to help the collection crews by bringing his Grandad’s and neighbour’s bins up to the lorry. Harvey’s grandad Keith, said, “He loves recycling – even when we go away visiting family he tells people how and why they should recycle. It’s made his day having a special visit from the lorry and a goody bag, Harvey especially likes his hi-vis jacket!”

Despite only being in primary school Harvey is very clear about his future occupation, “When I grow up I want to be a binman, I’ve wanted to do it since I was three years old. I like everything about it – the lorry, the bins and the recycling.”

Ruth Jones, Veolia Community Liaison Officer, said, “The collections crew told me about Harvey and suggested a special visit, when I met Harvey I could see why they wanted to do this – his enthusiasm for recycling is great! Veolia have a focus on educating the next generation, as part of the Council’s Pride in Our Community work and the Junior Street Champions programme – young people like Harvey are the future of recycling and looking after the environment.”