In May 2019, we asked for your feedback on our campaigns.
Most people said they wanted a bin sticker that told them what they can put in their recycling bin.
Most people said they wanted a leaflet that told them what they can and can’t put in their recycling bin.
We are working with Rochdale council to make recycling plastic less confusing by promoting it’s #GotToBeABottle.
Only plastic bottles can be recycled in your light green bin with a blue lid. Please put all other plastics (pots, tubs and trays) in your dark green bin. Most people think their general waste goes to landfill but it doesn’t, it is used to make electricity.
Look out for our adverts in local papers and magazines.
4 out of 10 people agree that: ‘It is confusing in my area with what you can and can’t recycle at home’.
9 out of 10 people in Greater Manchester are putting one or more wrong items in their mixed recycling bin.
4 out of 10 people are putting plastic pots, tubs and trays in the wrong bin.
The tag is a useful reminder so you can double check you’re putting the right things in the right bin.
If everyone in Rochdale recycled one more bathroom cleaner bottle, it would save enough energy to power a primary school for 2 months!
1. Tell your friends and family how to recycle right
2. Follow @recycle4gm on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
3. Come to an open day and see what happens to your recycling
4. Subscribe to our newsletter
5. Tell your local school or community group to book a visit to our recycling facility
Plastic bags? Reuse them, take them back to your supermarket or put them in your general waste bin. Recycling plastic is easy if you don't forget it’s #GotToBeABottle #RochdaleRecycles pic.twitter.com/6vHySMtNqM
— Recycle for Greater Manchester (@recycle4gm) November 27, 2019
To recycle or not to recycle? Check our A-Z guide before you bin.
Find your nearest Recycling Centre, where you can recycle your batteries, clothes, electrical items and more.
Want to use less plastic? Our blogs have plenty of tips.
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Question of the week 👀 Does using general waste bin make you feel eco-guilty? 🤔
Have you received your leaflet or tag? Tell us what you think, leave a comment below
Hello. We are a 6th form class in Redwood Secondary school. Since the outbreak of Covid 19 we have had to use plastic bottles for our drinks, instead of a cup and a jug, for water. This has resulted in a problem. We, as a school, have estimated that we are using 1,500 plastic bottles every week. As a class, we are quite upset about this.
We are asking you for advice and help to collect and then recycle our bottles please.
Amanda and my class