Why we are doing it…

The campaigns team went to the Materials Recovery facility and found that residents are putting the wrong things in their black mixed recycling bin. Plastic pots, tubs and trays were the most common incorrect items. There were even electrical items in the recycling.

Wrong things in the black recycling bin lowers the quality and the value of the recycling collected. It can even cause whole lorry loads of recycling to be rejected.

Who we’re working with…

  • Tameside council recycling team
  • Local councillors
  • Local businesses
  • Community groups

What we are doing…

  • Delivering ‘Are you wheelie getting it right?’ leaflets to 100,000 Tameside homes
  • Putting stickers on black mixed recycling bins to remind residents of what to put in the bin
  • Black mixed recycling bins will not be collected if they contain wrong things
  • Pocket recycling guides will be given to residents whose bins are not collected
  • Talking to residents at local community events

Campaign update

After a busy few months of putting stickers on bins, delivering leaflets to households, speaking to loads of people at events and much more, we now want to know what you thought!

Your valuable feedback will help shape the future of our recycling campaigns. The 30 question survey takes about 10-15 minutes to complete. It will help us plan our next campaign, focused on improving the quality and quantity of Greater Manchester’s recycling.

You have until midnight on Monday 27th May to have your say.

Take part now

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