We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has helped make the changes to bin collections in Bolton a success. Thanks to your efforts we are on target to achieve the savings projected.
From April 2013 to the end of September (compared to the same period last year) we have:
- Collected 5,624 tonnes less waste
- Recycled 1,243 tonnes more food and garden waste
- Recycled 615 tonnes more glass bottles and jars, cans and plastic bottles
- Recycled 277 tonnes more paper and card
Christmas and New Year Collections
Please use your recycling containers to recycle as much as possible and help Bolton have a greener Christmas and New Year.
|Normal collection date
||Revised collection date
|Monday 23 December
|| No change
|Tuesday 24 December
|| No change
|Wednesday 25 December
|| Saturday 28 December 2013
|Thursday 26 December
|| Sunday 29 December 2013
|Friday 27 December
|| No change
|Monday 30 December
|| No change
|Tuesday 31 December
|| No change
|Wednesday 1 January
|| Saturday 4 January 2014
|Thursday 2 January
|| No change
|Friday 3 January
|| No change
Make sure your bin lids are closed before placing your bins out for collection and ensure we have access by parking vehicles responsibly.
Please remember that we will not remove any excess waste presented for collection. The majority of waste produced at Christmas can be recycled, but if you still have excess waste or recycling it can be taken to one of our Household Waste Recycling Centres which are open everyday except Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
For opening times and further information visit www.recycleforgreatermanchester.com
Christmas tree recycling
This year Bolton Council is working in partnership with Bolton Community Transport Furniture Services to recycle real Christmas trees.
For a charge of £10, Bolton Community Transport Furniture Services will arrange to have your Christmas tree collected and recycled.
Call 01204 364777 before Wednesday 8 January 2014 to arrange collection. Alternatively, Christmas tree can be recycled free of charge at your local Household Waste Recycling Centre.
To subscribe to bin collection reminders for your property, simply enter any part of your address (e.g. house number or postcode) into the box below, select your own address from the results provided and click the 'Go' button when it is shown.
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Free Love Food and Hate Waste Cookery Class
We have partnered with Cracking Good Food Manchester to deliver FREE Love Food Hate Waste cookery classes across Greater Manchester.
Take part in a cookery class and learn how to make the most of your weekly shop to make money-saving meals.
Date: Wednesday 4 December
Time: 7:00pm until 9:00pm
Location: UCAN Centre, Hatfield Rd, Halliwell, BL1 3BU
Contact: Tracey (email@example.com)
Telephone: 0798 990 6416
Learn how to reduce your food waste and make your food last longer through savvy storage and perfect portions.
You will also take part in a group cooking lesson from preparation, through to cooking and eating!
No cooking experience is required just bring along an apron and a food container to take away any leftovers with you!
To book a place, email, telephone or complete the online booking form.
Revive your garden with compost made with your recycling!
The high quality peat-free compost is made with your very own food and garden waste. The compost is available to buy from:
- Heaton Fold, Overdale Drive, BL1 5BU
- Raikes Lane Industrial Estate, BL3 2NH - You’ll need to go to the weighbridge (where the commercial/council delivery vehicles go) to collect and make payment for the compost.
All the food and garden waste collected from Greater Manchester homes is processed at In-Vessel Composting facilities (IVC) in Rochdale, Stockport and Trafford. In vessel composting is a 100% natural process and works the same way as a home compost bin does but on a massive scale. Up to 175,000 tonnes of food and garden waste is processed at the facilities in a year. From meat and vegetables to grass cuttings and twigs to tea bags, the whole lot is turned into compost in just 6 weeks.
To make the compost suitable to be used at home it is blended with forestry bi-products such as sawdust and husks. The compost is produced to an approved British Standard and follows the Compost Quality Protocol, which provides reassurance for its use as a multi-purpose peat free compost.
Revive compost is available in 20L bags for £1.50, and 40L bags for £2.84. 4x40L bags can be bought for just £9.98.
For more information please visit www.recycleforgreatermanchester.com/composting/revive
Gardeners it's time to spontaneously compost
Recycle for Greater Manchester would like to encourage keen gardeners across the region to home compost some of their food and garden waste to save them money and help the environment, whilst they watch their gardens flourish.
Almost half of the food waste in your rubbish bin can be composted, so instead of throwing it away, turn it into a valuable and natural resource for your garden. If you have not got a compost bin already, why not get one and start to use it this Spring.
To encourage home composting, Greater Manchester Councils in partnership with getcomposting.com are offering home compost bins for as little as £16.98 plus delivery – less than half the recommended retail price of £39. There is also a ‘Buy One Get One Half Price’ offer, adding extra value to residents with larger gardens or those who team up with a friend or neighbour to buy a bin. To see what’s available in your local area call 0844 571 4444 or look online at www.getcomposting.com. Simply enter your postcode to find the best deal for you.
Why not visit the Recycle for Greater Manchester website at www.recycleforgreatermanchester.com/composting/at-home for a step by step guide to home composting, how to get the best results, plus useful hints and tips on how and where to use the compost you have made.
Look out also for the launch of a new low cost, blended multi- purpose compost product made from household food and garden waste, soon to be available from the weighbridge facility at your local Household Waste Recycling Centre.
Seeing is Believing
Greater Manchester has many furniture re-use organisation that collect and sell pre-loved furniture. This is an essential service for people on low incomes who are looking for affordable furniture in their home. Even if you are just looking for a great bargain, these organisation are a great way to save money if you are looking for quality furniture at affordable prices. They have a wide range of items, with stocks updated daily.
Locally in Bolton, Bolton Community Transport and Furniture Services is a local registered charity operating within the Bolton area to offer a free collection service for all reusable household furniture and white goods.
Bolton Community Transport and Furniture Services operate three friendly and reasonably priced furniture showrooms where both new and reusable furniture is stored and sold.
Visit the showrooms at:
Unit A1, Lecturers Close, Bolton (behind Sainsbury's)
139/141 Market Street, Farnworth
63 Knowsley Street, Bolton
To arrange a furniture collection please Tel: 01204 364777, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Bolton Community Transport and Furniture Services website.
Curious?... you can now visit Recycle for Greater Manchester to see what Bolton Community Transport and Furniture Services has on sale before you go down to the shop. They are regularly uploading pictures of new stock so you can see it all at a touch of a button. Seeing is believing, so if you are looking for something special for your newly decorated living room, why not have a look at what these organisation have to offer? A sofa for £30… look no further!