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What are we doing?

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.

 

Who are we working with?

We are working with Trafford council to make recycling plastic less confusing by promoting it’s #GotToBeABottle.

Only plastic bottles can be recycled in your black bin. Please put all other plastics (pots, tubs and trays) in your grey 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.

Plastic bottle recycling

Research tells us that…

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.

Why did I get a sticker on my bin?

The sticker is a useful reminder so you can double check you’re putting the right things in the right bin.

 

Trafford bin sticker

Why did I get a leaflet?

Every household in Trafford with wheelie bins received a recycling guide. The leaflet has been designed to be an easy to follow guide on what to put in each bin. Stick it on your fridge, noticeboard or near your kitchen recycling bins as a handy reminder.

Trafford recycling leaflet

You can make a difference

  1. Make a smart swap to reduce your single use plastic
  2. Take your own container to the supermarkets
  3. Reuse and repair things where you can
  4. Recycle all your plastic bottles from around your home, don’t forget the bottles in your bathroom
  5. Make sure you are putting the right items in the right bin

How to get involved in #GotToBeABottle

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

Are you recycling right in your black bin?

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What happens to my plastic?

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.

Have you received your leaflet or sticker? Tell us what you think, leave a comment below.

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