Parents' Guide to

Trash Truck

By Ashley Moulton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Gentle preschool buddy tale celebrates imagination.

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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 3+

Based on 23 parent reviews

age 2+

It’s the best on Netflix

I echo all the positive comments here. It’s truly the best show for toddlers. Calming, sweet, playful, yet so simple. I wish there were more programs like this one.
age 2+

Best toddler cartoon

I am shocked at the minimal selection there is for toddlers on tv (Netflix, prime, etc) there is absolutely nothing educational or kind hearted for young children apart from this. Trash truck is about the only show that is educational, funny, kind and interesting to young children. My son absolutely loves it and has watched every episode at least 20 times in the last year or two. His birthday theme is Trash truck! I also love that they make it funny for the adults and the music is great too. Can’t say enough good things!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (23 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Trash Truck stands out from most modern preschool shows in that its pacing is slow, and that "gentle" is the adjective that describes it best. This isn't an action-packed vehicle show (a la Mighty Express or Blaze and the Monster Machines, which are both great, but just different). Instead, it's a buddy show in which one of the pals happens to be a giant trash truck. It's refreshing that the traditionally boy-leaning topic of trucks features the counter-stereotype of a sensitive and inquisitive young boy as its protagonist. Since each scene develops slowly, there's space for young viewers to do their own wondering.

Kids, especially those into vehicles, will love imagining that all the trucks around them are alive and could be their playmate. Parents will love that Trash Truck inspires their kids to use their imagination and be kind to their friends.

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