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Right Stuff Right Bin campaign to help residents in flats

Right Stuff Right Bin campaign to help residents in flats

This month Recycle for Greater Manchester and Bury Council are launching the award winning Right Stuff Right Bin campaign with residents that live in flats in the borough of Bury.

In total the campaign includes 37 blocks of flats located throughout the borough, in Bury, Radcliffe, Ramsbottom and Tottington. As part of the campaign; shared blue and green recycling bins will be monitored to check if residents are putting the right stuff in the right bin. Green, yellow or red information stickers will be attached to the bins to let residents know when they get it right and when they don’t. Matching postcards will also be posted to each resident to help everyone with getting to know what can and can’t be recycled.

• The green information sticker is a ‘thank you’ sticker for recycling the right items in the right bin.

• The yellow information sticker indicates that there are some wrong items in the wrong bin.

• The red sticker is a ‘warning’ sticker and indicates that a lot of the wrong items are in the wrong bin.

Ahead of starting the campaign, posters and leaflets will be distributed to all of the flats to make sure residents have all of the information they need to help them get things right. Recycling Officers will also be on hand to talk to residents and explain in more detail about all the do’s and don’ts of recycling the right stuff in the right bin.

Glenn Stuart, Bury Council, Head of Waste Management said, “Getting recycling right is really easy once you get the hang of it. It’s just a case of making it part of daily life.  In the case of flats, where residents have shared recycling bins, everyone pulling together and helping each other to get it right is key. It only takes one or two people mixing too much of the wrong stuff in with the right stuff and the whole content of the bins can’t be recycled. Right Stuff Right Bin has already been successful elsewhere in our communities. With the support of residents it can be equally as successful with people living in flats.”

For information on what you can recycle, visit the What can I recycle at home in Bury? or Where’s my nearest Recycling Centre? page.

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