Bolton Council has launched a campaign to improve recycling in areas of the borough which have historically low rates of recycling.
The campaign will focus on Rumworth, Crompton and Farnworth, which are areas where low amounts of recycling is presented for collection, and involves officers visiting over 9,000 properties in these areas. Residents of these properties will be informed about what can be recycled and which materials contaminate the recycling bins, which can sometimes lead to non collection. They will also be reminded of their recycling dates and offered a recycling bin or container if they do not have one.
In addition, the council will work with schools, community groups, multi-faith groups and Bolton at Home to ensure that it reaches as many members of the community in these areas as possible. Information on recycling will be provided in local Rumworth, Crompton and Farnworth newsletters, on the council web site and through road shows.
The council will then monitor the number of residents participating in recycling before and after the campaign to measure its success.
Councillor Sufrana Bashir Ismail, Executive Member for Cleaner, Greener, Safer said: “It is essential that local authorities do all they can to avoid unnecessary waste costs, and as charges for landfill are so high, we need to encourage more residents than ever to recycle. We hope that this campaign will improve the recycling rate in these areas by education and encouragement of the residents and we hope that this boosts our already good recycling rates whilst ensuring that residents receive the best possible waste collection service.”