Skips not left to waste
A series of bright yellow waste skips have been used to deliver road safety messages to drivers across Northamptonshire.
The ‘Skip to School Safely’ scheme is a partnership between the waste and recycling company Mick George Ltd and Northamptonshire’s road safety team.
The scheme was initially launched in November 2012 to coincide with National Road Safety Week and the darker nights. A series of road safety messages and slogans were applied to skips which were then strategically placed near schools and close to collision black spots.
Skip to School Safely commenced with a drawing competition which generated more than 1,500 entries from 20 participating primary schools across Northamptonshire. The three winners and their classmates, aged between 6 and 11 years, then recreated their designs on the side of a Mick George skip with the help of the internationally renowned graffiti artist Jonnie Barton.
As the scheme drew to a close the painted skips were placed along the verge of a particularly busy stretch of the A43 carriageway linking Northampton and Corby.
For more information contact Claire Armstrong at Mick George on 01480 499134.