Trafford residents urged to recycle their food waste

Recycle for Greater Manchester and One Trafford are launching a food waste recycling campaign aimed to encourage residents to recycle their food waste in their green bin or green caddy.

One Trafford have conducted research on the waste and recycling collected from residents and discovered that almost a quarter of the waste in the grey bin is food waste. However, all food waste including cooked and raw food, mouldy food and meat and fish bones can be recycled in the green bin or caddy along with garden waste.

The campaign will focus on selected areas across Trafford including parts of Ashton on Mersey, Firswood, Sale and Stretford. ‘No Food Waste’ bin stickers will be placed onto grey bins as a reminder that food waste should instead be recycled in the green bin. Campaign canvassers will be visiting the areas to speak to residents about how to use the council’s recycling collection service and making sure residents are recycling correctly.

Councillor Reilly, Executive Member for Economic Growth, Environment and Infrastructure said:  “Whilst Trafford is currently ranked as the top performing urban authority for recycling, with a provisional recycling rate of 60.4%, the results of the research show that we could be recycling even more.
From meat and bones to teabags and eggshells, we can all recycle more of our food waste in the green bin or caddy to be turned into compost.”


Important information about building and DIY waste

Any waste produced by tradespeople or builders you hired to carry out improvements, repair or alterations to your home is classed as business waste and can’t be disposed of at any of our Recycling Centres. Always ask a tradesperson to include waste disposal in their quote. If you are recycling or disposing of business waste, visit the business waste page.

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