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Why we are doing it…

  • The campaigns team recently went to the paper and card sorting facility and found that some residents are putting the wrong things in their green paper and card bin. Packaging inside cardboard boxes such as plastic wrapping and polystyrene were the most common incorrect items. There were even nappies and electrical items in the recycling.
  • Wrong things in the green bin lowers the quality and the value of the paper and card. It can even cause whole lorry loads of recycling to be rejected.
  • In the lead up to Christmas, we’re making sure people in Bury know that only some wrapping paper and Christmas cards can be recycled. Not all wrapping paper is actually paper, some of it is made from plastic. To check, try to scrunch it into a ball, if it stays scrunched, then it can be recycled. Ribbons, bows and anything with glitter can’t be recycled as they are made of plastic, so put them in your general waste bin.

Who we’re working with…

  • Bury council recycling team
  • Local community groups

What we’re doing…

  • Delivering ‘What’s in the box?’ Christmas leaflets to 3,363 Bury homes
  • Tagging green paper and card bins to remind residents of what to put in the bin and inform them of their Christmas collection dates
  • Talking to residents at local community events

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