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"Hello, Emily! My name is Whiff, because I'm a bit smelly!"
— Whiff
Emily's Rubbish/
Emily and the Garbage

Steve Asquith


Simon Spencer


Wayne Jackman


Michael Angelis
Michael Brandon

Air date

September 3rd,
2007 (UK)
September 8th,
2007 (US)
April 29th,
2009 (JPN)
September 12th,
2011 (AUS)

Previous episode

Thomas and
the Storyteller

Next episode

Dream On

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


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 Molly, Neville and Murdoch, they laugh at her as well. She stop at a level crossing where Elizabeth was waiting at & wanted to meet the new engine, but Emily lied that he got lost, but Whiff arrived saying that he didn't & 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 asked Gordon & James for help, but they refuse to do so, and Emily realises Whiff is the only one who will. After finding him among some trucks, the two pull the trucks away so Spencer can get through. Spencer was impressed & that Whiff is a useful engine & Emily replies back that Whiff is her good friend to.




  • In the American narration, Henry gained a Western accent.
  • This episode marks Murdoch and Elizabeth's first appearances since the eighth season and Neville's first appearance since the ninth season.
  • Salty was intended to have a role in this episode as he is seen in a deleted scene.
  • Going by production order, this is the fourth episode of the eleventh season.


  • When Emily puffs in the tunnel, some of her smoke disappears, indicating that the scene was cut.
  • Elizabeth has Bertie's horn sound.
  • When Emily says "Now no one will laugh at me for working with a smelly engine", her driving wheels are not moving.


  • 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! Pweeeeeeh!


In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Emily y la Basura Emily and the Garbage
Norwegian Emily og Piff Emily and Whiff
Japanese エミリーとゴミあつめ Emily and the Garbage Collection
Danish Emily og Skraldetoget Emily and the Garbage Train
German Emily und die Schmuddel-Lok Emily and the Grubby Locomotive
Dutch Geen vuiltje aan de lucht Not a Cloud in the Sky
Czech Emily a odpadky Emily and the Rubbish
Russian Эмили и её Мусор Emily and her Rubbish
Portuguese Emily e o Lixo Emily and the Garbage
Finnish Emilian Roskaa Vaunut Emily's Rubbish Car
Hungarian Emily szemete Emily's Trash
Romanian Gunoiul lui Emily Emily's Trash
Polish Śmieci Emilki Emily's Garbage
Slovak Emily a odpadky Emily and the Rubbish
Swedish Emilys sopor Emily's Garbage
Chinese 艾蜜莉的垃圾 Emily's Garbage
Thai เอมิลี่ได้เพื่อนใหม่ Emily Has a New Friend

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DVD Boxsets


  • The Complete Eleventh Series

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