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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.

Thank you bin crew colouring sheet

Use this colouring in sheet to show your thanks to the bin crews.

You can stick it on your bin or in your window.

share a photo of your picture with @recycle4gm #wavetowasteworkers

They really do appreciate a smile and a wave.

wheelie bin with coloured letters in side saying Thank you bin crew

Bin collection reminder poster

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”

Image of worksheet with wheelie bin and space to add informatin about what goes in the bin

Event posters

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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Recycling poster

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

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.

Bolton poster

Bury poster

Manchester poster

Oldham poster

Rochdale poster

Salford poster

Stockport poster

Tameside poster

Trafford poster

 Litter picking equipment

We lend out litter pickers and can provide large plastic bags for your litter collection.

If you would like to borrow some litter pickers or request for some bags, please read the terms and conditions and contact us education@recycleforgreatermanchester.com

Please contact your council directly to arrange the disposal of your bags of litter.

Right stuff right bin activity

Right Stuff Right Bin is a sorting activity suitable  for groups.

Your group have to decide whether an item is suitable for:
• one of their bins at home
• donation to charity
• taking to the local Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC)

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