Bundaberg Regional Council Waste and Recycling collections driver Ashley Gleeson and foreman Des Shaxson have fitted their trucks with distinctive red noses in support of Red Nose Day.
Bundaberg Regional Council Waste and Recycling collections driver Ashley Gleeson and foreman Des Shaxson have fitted their trucks with distinctive red noses in support of Red Nose Day. Max Fleet

Garbage trucks on the nose

BUNDABERG Regional Council waste and recycling trucks will be looking a little silly today as they take part in Red Nose Day.

Each of the council’s 13 trucks has been fitted with a distinctive red proboscis to help the SIDS and Kids charity raise funds to take its programs to the nation.

Council waste and recycling services portfolio spokesman Tony Ricciardi said the council was supportive of Red Nose Day and its objectives of raising funds and awareness of SIDS and Kids.

The charity offers nationwide free bereavement services to families who have experienced the death of a baby or child during pregnancy, birth, infancy and childhood, regardless of the cause.

Cr Ricciardi said the council’s decision to put red noses on each of its trucks as well as several of its utility vehicles was one way of promoting Red Nose Day.

“The council’s waste and recycling trucks operate throughout the whole region and by placing a red nose on the front of each truck, we are ensuring the council’s support for this very vital cause is noticed,” he said.

Anyone who wants to help out can buy Red Nose Day merchandise from stores including Target, Big W, Best & Less, Terry White Chemists, Dick Smith, Spotlight, News Express, Supercheap Auto, Sams Warehouse, Crazy Clarks, BCF and many other retail outlets throughout Australia.

Red Nose Day products can also be bought and donations made online at or by phoning 1300 1 RED NOSE (1300 173 366).

Red Nose Day began in 1988 as the key fundraising activity for SIDS and Kids.

Fundraising has contributed more than $16 million to research and education programs so far.



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