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“Hello, Emily! My name's Whiff, because I'm a bit smelly. You're going to help me collect rubbish/garbage!”

Emily's Rubbish, retitled Emily and the Garbage in American releases, is the second episode of the eleventh series.


Emily is asked to help a new engine called Whiff but is mortified to discover he is scruffy and smelly and that the two are to collect rubbish trucks. Emily grudgingly sets off with Whiff, but she is teased dreadfully when they meet Gordon, Henry and James. She runs away from him, but when she passes Murdoch, Molly and Neville, they laugh at her as well. She stops at a level crossing where Elizabeth is waiting at and wants to meet the new engine. Emily lies and says he got lost, but Whiff arrives saying that he did not and Emily puffs away. She hides down a branch line, in a tunnel and by a water tower in succession but is seen every time. She finally manages to lose him when she sees Spencer in front of some rubbish trucks that are in his way. Emily tries to move them over, but they are so heavy that she cannot move them by herself. She asks Gordon and James for help, but they refuse to do so since they are busy, and Emily realises Whiff is the only one who will. After finding him, the two pull the trucks away so Spencer can get through. Spencer is impressed and calls Whiff a useful engine. Emily replies back that Whiff is her good friend, too.




  • Going by production order, this is the fourth episode of the eleventh series.
  • Salty was intended to have a role in this episode, as he is seen in a deleted scene.
  • This episode marks a few things:
  • In the American narration, Henry gained a Western accent.
  • This is the first episode since Gordon and Spencer where Spencer has bronze buffers.
  • This episode was shown in select USA cinemas as part of Thomas and Friends on the Big Screen.
  • The release of this episode in the UK coincided with the release of the forty-first Railway Series book, Thomas and Victoria.
  • Starting from this episode, Elizabeth reuses Bertie's horn sound from the fourth to seventh series.
  • Thomas' plastic model is used in this episode.


  • When Emily puffs into the tunnel, some of her smoke disappears, indicating a cut.
  • When Emily says "Thank goodness! Now, no one will laugh at me for working with such a smelly engine!" her driving wheels are not turning.
  • Gordon has a small scratch on his running board.
  • In the close up of Spencer, his lamp irons are crooked, and there is a mark below his face.
  • James' lamp irons are crooked when he says "No, thank you!"
  • Just before Emily stops at the signal, the tracks in the background lead into some bushes.


  • James: Who's your messy new friend with the funny whistle, Emily?
  • Gordon: We smelled you coming from miles!
  • Whiff: My name's Whiff!
  • Henry: It suits you! Phew!


In Other Languages

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Language Title
Arabic قمامة إميلي
Brazilian Portuguese Emily e o Lixo
Chinese Mandarin 艾蜜莉的垃圾
Czech Emily a odpadky
Danish Emily og Skraldetoget
Dutch Geen vuiltje aan de lucht
Finnish Emilian Roskaa Vaunut
German Emily und die Schmuddel-Lok
Hungarian Emily szemete
Japanese エミリーとゴミあつめ
Korean 쓰레기 치우기
Latin American Spanish Emily y la Basura
Norwegian Emily og Piff
Polish Śmieci Emilki
Portuguese O lixo de Emily
Romanian Gunoiul lui Emily
Russian Эмили и её Мусор
Spanish La Basura de Emily
Swedish Emilys sopor

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