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Every Monday is trash day for us, and every Monday we sit outside and watch the trashman do his thing.  It’s a cheap thrill that the kids love 🙂 As I was browsing Amazon for books the other day (because that is what I do. Buy books. I have a slight obsession) I noticed there was a good selection of trash truck books that we hadn’t read. Then one search led to another and next thing you know I was searching Trash Truck birthday party supplies… while the kids’ b-days have already passed, there are some pretty fun Pinterest ideas on the topic! Anyways, in case your kids like trash day like mine do, I thought I’d put together this handy list of books, toys, and more resources for you to consider. Have fun browsing! (and let me know in the comments if I missed anything!)

We still love board books. They are quick, simple reads and the books last longer than paperbacks! This is a great choice for little trash truck lovers.
A short book that gives details about the different types of trucks. I like that they actually look like the trucks that pick up our trash!
A small size book packed with good information on what trash trucks do!
A super useful book that takes kids through what happens after the trash (and other recyclables) are picked up from the curb.
This book is more silly than it is informational, but definitely a fun read!
A modern classic! My boys first heard of this book through the Netflix telling of the book. Love that it goes through the alphabet of trash!
Thus book actually features a female sanitation worker!
Lots of sound effects and rhyming text make this book a fun choice for a read-aloud!
The repetitive and rhythmic text make this book a great choice for early literacy! The kids will quickly catch on to the refrain “I dump it in, I smash it down, I drive around the trashy town” And you may even hear them repeat it as it becomes trash day on your own street 😉
The art in this book is what makes it stand out from the rest. There’s lots of detail to examine and the text also features a simple repetitive refrain (Trash trucks! Trash trucks! Trash trucks!)

I like the simplicity of this recycle truck from Melissa and Doug. No mechanical parts of batteries to change.


We just love playing with play dough (see our favorite homemade recipe and try it out!) so this play-doh truck would be a hit in our house!


 I heart trash trucks. I like the simplicity of this statement shirt!
Having a trash truck party? These cookie cutters would make a great snack for goody bags!
When I saw these trash can novelties about 20 activity ideas went through my head! If you enjoy doing activities based on books, these may be for you! They’d also be fun party favors!
Make it trash day every day with this Mighty Machines DVD!
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