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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 recycle their real Christmas tree by chopping it into pieces and putting it in their green food/garden bin. Food waste such as turkey carcasses and plate scrapings can also go in this bin which is then collected for composting.

Since the Council introduced its new waste and recycling system, recycling rates have nearly doubled, rising from 35% to over 61%. One of the best in the England.

Councillor Martin Candler, Stockport Council’s Executive Member for Communities and Sustainability said: “During the festive season I would urge residents to recycle as much as possible. The Council is also advising borough residents to check their recycling and waste collection calendars for any changes over the festive period.

“There are no Green bin collections scheduled between 25th December to 1st January. This is to allow us to use the collection vehicles to prioritise collection of black, brown and blue bins.”

Collection dates and replacement calendars can be found on the Council’s website as can more information about the ‘Right Thing, Right Bin’ initiative

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