Cockburn garbage truck drivers give Spearwood boy precious gift

Waste Collection Coordinator Mickey Danilov and driver Frank Trolio with Reece Campbell.
Waste Collection Coordinator Mickey Danilov and driver Frank Trolio with Reece Campbell.

A PAIR of Cockburn garbage truck drivers have given one young Spearwood boy a gift he will never forget.

Three-year-old Reece Campbell got the surprise of his young life when he heard the garbage truck approach his house on its regular Thursday morning route, only for it to suddenly stop.

Reece’s mum Shanan said the two men showed Reece around the truck, talked to him about what they did and even gave him a mini garbage truck toy as a gift.

“Reece’s face lights up every week, he would always get excited on garbage day,” she said.

“He would hear the garbage trucks every Thursday and run to the front window and watch the truck collect all the bins.

“He absolutely loved seeing the truck last week. He still talks about it to this day.

“I have never been more impressed in my life with what Cockburn did for my son. I am eternally grateful they gave him the best experience of his life and the memories will stay with him forever.”

City of Cockburn waste education technical officer Nicki Ledger said it was very special to be able to make a child’s day like this.

“We love meeting our community. Kids are often very excited to see the waste truck drivers and give them a wave every week,” she said.

“It’s great to be able to meet them, show them how the trucks work and give them some goodies and activities.

“Children are the recyclers of the future and it’s a really valuable way to engage them in how they should use their bins and explain what happens to the waste after the bins are collected.”

The City of Cockburn also runs behind the scenes tours of the Henderson Waste Recovery Park for children aged five and older.