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Five green recycling resolutions for 2016

by Iain Roberts on 12 January, 2016

Thank you to everyone who has helped Stockport stay as one of the greenest boroughs in the country. Last year, Stockport residents recycled more than 60% of our household waste, putting us in the top 2% across England and Wales. We can do even better though: here are five green resolutions for 2016 Resolve to […]

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Stockport Christmas bin collections

by Iain Roberts on 24 December, 2015

Unlike some councils, Stockport sets out what’s happening with Christmas bin collections well in advance. Our bin calendar published a few months ago has the collection days not only for this Christmas but for 2016 too. Bin collections do change over the Christmas period – as we like our refuse collectors to have time off! […]

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Bin day change and extra collection for some in Gatley

by Iain Roberts on 13 October, 2015

The vast majority of residents will see their current bin collection rota continue unchanged as the new calendars some out, but some houses in Gatley are seeing their bin collections change from Thursday to Wednesday. To make sure there’s no long gap an extra blue bin collection is being added for 4th November. The houses […]

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Stockport wins praise as top urban recycler in England

by Iain Roberts on 6 February, 2015

Stockport’s bin collection service has won praise from recycling trade publication letsrecycle.com – you can red the full article here. Since the start of the decade, the council has rolled out a series of initiatives to optimise recycling among its residents. Today, it stands as the top-performing urban authority in England – achieving a combined […]

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Stockport targets zero waste going to landfill

by Iain Roberts on 20 January, 2015

Already one of the best recyclers in the country, Stockport now aims to reduce the waste going to landfill down to zero. Stockport residents recycle over 60% of our waste – we’re in the top five nationally for recycling and third in the country for composting food and green waste – with all the other […]

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Recycling and bin collections over Christmas

by Iain Roberts on 11 December, 2014

From Stockport Council: Stockport Council is encouraging residents to recycle as much as possible over the festive period as part of its ‘Right Thing, Right Bin’ initiative. Using their wheelie bins residents have the facility to recycle most of their household waste including wrapping paper, food waste, cardboard food packaging and Christmas trees. People can […]

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Stockport tops for Recycling

by Iain Roberts on 22 November, 2013

Stockport Council is thanking green-minded residents for helping the borough be the best for recycling in the North West. Stockport residents are once again leading the way, recycling more than any other metropolitan authority and 6th out of the 354 councils nationally. Councillor Stuart Bodsworth, Stockport Council’s Executive Member for Communities and Sustainability, said: “These […]

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New recycling calendars out this week

by Iain Roberts on 12 October, 2013

New recycling calendars – telling us which bins to put out on which days – will be delivered to everyone from 16th October. Keep a look out – there will be some changes to collection days for some people so it’s important to check. There’s more information here.

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Longley Lane newsletter and community meeting

by Iain Roberts on 18 June, 2013

The next Longley Lane Resource Recovery Centre Facility Liaison Group Meeting on Thursday 4th July 6-8pm, Longley Lane Education room. Here’s their latest newsletter (June 2013)

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Do you know of a community/voluntary group or a not for profit organisations with an interest in increasing re-use or recycling and reducing waste? Recycle for Greater Manchester (R4GM) are keen to help them turn that idea into a reality and increase the number of community groups’ actively helping residents reduce, re-use and recycle more […]

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