Video: It’s the amazing five year-old recycling bin man

When he grows up five-year-old Finn Greenhouse, from York, doesn’t want to become an astronaut or a racing car driver. Instead he dreams of a career in recycling.

This week he turned five and yesterday York Council gave him a birthday present he’ll never forget. Finn became a recycling collector for the morning and instead of waving to the recycling crew every day at 7am from his bedroom window, he joined them.

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Finn was picked up from his home in a recycling lorry and drove him to the council’s Eco Depot in Hazel Court, where he was kitted out in appropriate clothes and got a chance to help out and see the works that goes on.

Yesterday, Finn’s mum, Annie Greenhouse, said of her son: “He has been a budding environmentalist from the age of three.” She said he loved sorting out the family’s recycling.