Who is Colonel Trash Truck
Colonel Trash Truck is a cross between General MacArthur and Captain Kangaroo. He is extremely focused and persistent about his mission to clean up the earth…it is his passion and reason for being. He sees the universe, nature and the environment as a beautiful gift that we all need to respect and admire and therefore, protect and take care of. Colonel Trash Truck is a character that everyone loves but also admires and respects…he is a hero in a time where there aren’t many. He treats everyone and everything with respect and does not tolerate anyone who does not. His favorite phrase is “Karunch!” as he picks up another pile of trash.
Overall, Colonel Trash Truck is likable and bigger than life. He wants nothing more than to clean up the planet and bring kids along to join him in his quest.
Litter Bug Louie
Litter Bug Louie is Colonel Trash Truck’s number one enemy. He is a bitter, angry character who dreams of the destruction of Colonel Trash Truck and Captain Recycle. It is his mission in life to be sloppy, selfish, and messy and wants everyone else to do the same. He takes pleasure in seeing garbage on the ground, in the park, or on the beach. One of his favorite things to do is “trash can tipping” in the middle of the night: knocking over trash cans so that they spill their contents all over the streets and side-walk. He has a constant sneer on his face like he just smelled something awful. He carries a back pack filled with cans of spray paint, markers, toilet paper and gum that he uses to mess up the environment. Overall, he is a mean, miserable, disrespectful character who hates goodness and orderliness.
Captain Recycle is Colonel Trash Truck’s second in command. While Colonel Trash Truck is serious, focused, and methodical, Captain Recycle is high energy, in a hurry, talks very fast and strikes a “karate chop” type pose at every turn. He is anxious to pick up every single can, bottle, paper, or plastic item and turn it into a reusable item or appliance such as a dishwasher, bat or piece of furniture. He does this by spinning into a twister-like frenzy and yelling “Recyclone” as he picks up recyclable items and transforms them into other interesting, usable objects. Overall, Captain Recycle is humorous, quick and ready at any moment. He believes his mission is to “stop the waste of the waste”!