November 2016 to January 2017

Areas targeted

37 blocks of flats totalling 1,180 households in:

  • Ramsbottom
  • Tottington
  • Radcliffe


The campaign aim was to target contamination issues present in the communal recycling bins, to increase the quality and quantity of recycling by encouraging residents to dispose of their recycling correctly.

A bespoke Right Stuff Right Bin campaign was delivered to residents at several blocks of flats to raise awareness about contamination in shared bins.


  • Communal bins were checked for contamination and stickered with either a green, amber, or red sticker. Each household in the corresponding block were then given a corresponding green, amber, or red postcard
  • All properties, which received a red or amber postcard on the second round of bin inspections, were spoken to at the door. An information leaflet with recycling information was also handed to the resident
  • Recycling information stalls were set up to engage with residents at libraries and community events
Bury Flats Leaflet Front
You’d think recycling paper and card at home would be pretty simple right? If it’s made out of ....

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