Copeland council's waste and recycling team welcomed a young visitor to their Moresby depot - and he declared it "really cool".

Robert Thomsen, four, is a big fan of recycling and waste trucks, which prompted his mum Sarah to ask if he could go and see the real thing.

The youngster enjoyed seeing the depot and sitting in the trucks with his dad Simon.

Mrs Thomsen said: "Robert has been interested in trucks from an early age - in particular bin lorries and recycling trucks. He is always excited to see the men come to collect our rubbish.

"Robert also likes to help us when we're putting the recycling out. He especially enjoyed sitting in the truck and beeping the horn.

"Thanks so much to everyone that made this happen for him. Simon said the guys that showed him the trucks were very knowledgeable - Robert asked how long the truck was and the man knew the exact length in feet.

"They made him feel very special and said he could be the new apprentice."

Janice Carrol, community services manager for the council, said: "Our staff really enjoyed having Robert to visit us at the depot. He was very enthusiastic and it was great to see his big smiles when he was able to get inside one of our trucks."