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Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)

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Do not meet others, even friends or family. You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.

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Running a litterpicking event?

You can request these from Recycle For Greater Manchester

  •  borrow litter pickers
  •  large plastic bags for you to place the collected litter into, one sack for general waste and one sack for items that can be recycled.

If you would like to borrow the litter pickers or have some of the sacks , please read the terms and conditions and then get in touch with us

Please arrange for the full bags of litter to be disposed of by contacting your local council directly.

white bag for collecting mixed recycling items and three litter pickers

Here are some resources you can download and print off and display. You can use these to encourage your community group members and other residents in your area to recycle more.

Events posters for you to use to plan and advertise your own recycling or reuse event

Example events could be a “bring and swap” event for clothes, toys ,books etc or an upcycling workshop, bike repair cafe

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A blank poster for you to make your own recycling messages.

Example uses to display in your window? Community centre?

“Don’t forget to put your brown bin out this week”
“Bin collection change due to holidays..check your calendar”
“don’t forget aerosol cans can be recycled”

blank poster with green boarder and a range of recyclable items

Use this blank wheelie bin poster to put up in your windows to tell your neighbours about your bins. This is a nice activity for children to do.

Colour in the bin with the correct colour and write a helpful message such as:

“ This bin is being collected this week” or  ” Thank you” show the bin crew your thanks

You could draw some pictures of items that can go in this bin and write “These things can go in this bin”

Right stuff right bin poster (a poster which shows what goes in each bin for the area you live in- remember to only print the area you live in to get the right four bins).










Activity ideas

Right Stuff Right Bin. This is a sorting activity that groups can do to see if they know which bin certain items can be put in.

Sit round a table and have a discussion to see if you can put all the items in the correct bins or locations

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