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How Stockport became a top five national recycler

by Iain Roberts on 3 July, 2012

Stockport is currently the fifth best recycler in the country – and the best Metropolitan borough by some margin. That’s not only good for the environment – it also saves us millions of pounds a year. When we send rubbish from our 100,000 homes to landfill, it costs us money. When we recycle it, it […]

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Overturned recycling bank reported on Church Road

by Iain Roberts on 13 June, 2012

We spotted one of the shoe recycling banks at the Church Road recycling bring site, Gatley has been lying on its side – and encroaching on one of the disabled parking spaces too. We’ve reported it to the Council so it should be uprighted soon.

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The residents of Stockport Borough have massively increased the amount we all recycle over the last 18 months. We now recycle over 60% of our household waste, making us number one in the country among metropolitan boroughs and in the top three or four of all boroughs. Our recycling success has brought in lots of […]

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How Stockport’s saved £5.2 million by recycling

by Iain Roberts on 15 February, 2012

Since the introduction of the extra wheelie bins about 15 months ago, Stockport residents have saved £5.2 million, with more to come. That’s big money and, tough as the Council cuts are, they would be a lot worse if our recycling was only as good as Manchester or Tameside. How do we get those numbers? […]

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Missed bins in Stockport due to strikes? What to do next

by Iain Roberts on 1 December, 2011

Because of the strikes on 30th November, a lot of the bins due for collection in the Cheadle area weren’t collected. The following press release has today been published on the Council’s public web-site: Due to the strike action there was disruption to the scheduled waste and recycling collection service on Wednesday 30th November. Residents […]

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Look out for the new Stockport Recycling calendar

by Iain Roberts on 25 November, 2011

Look out for your new recycling calendar The Council will be delivering new waste and recycling collection calendars to homes in the borough from Friday, 18 November. The new calendars will include details about collection days for the next two years and a handy guide on which things should go in which bin. Of course, […]

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Strike could see bins uncollected in Cheadle & Gatley

by Iain Roberts on 11 November, 2011

There is a public sector strike planned for 30th November. At the moment it’s not entirely clear how many people will be involved, but it could well lead to a large section of Stockport Council, along with the public sector across the rest of the country, being out of action for the day. November 30th […]

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Remember to recycle your food, foil and cartons

by Iain Roberts on 16 August, 2011

Stockport residents are already doing much better than the rest of Greater Manchester on recycling – and saving millions of pounds in the process. But there are areas we can do better still – making sure we properly compost food and recycle juice cartons and aluminium foil. Although we in Stockport composted 13,400 tonnes of […]

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Fly-tippers beware – we’re onto you

by Iain Roberts on 13 August, 2011

In case you thought fly-tipping was easy to get away with, be aware that local residents are quick to report it and the Council will always investigate it, and take action where possible. Here’s some fly-tipping on Gatley Hill car park – looks like it’s from a decorating business or something like that. It was […]

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Stockport’s amazing recycling achievements

by Iain Roberts on 9 August, 2011

New figures show just how far ahead the people of Stockport are in recycling – and thanks to your efforts, we’re saving millions of pounds. Each Stockport household threw away 77kg of rubbish (the stuff that can’t be recycled and ends up in landfill) between January and March this year. We pay for all the […]

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