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Free Event: Upcycled fashion show at Museum of Science and Industry

Dress and head piece made of reclaimed bedding by Adnan Bayyat (photographed by Michael Sewell)

On Thursday 27th November, Recycle for Greater Manchester’s award-winning upcycled fashion show ‘Rethink Fashion’ will be taking place at the Museum of Science and Industry.

Collections featuring at the show include designs by:  Adnan Bayyat, Junk Shop, Pop Boutique, Students from Manchester College and Manchester Metropolitan University, and upcycled outfits from pupils attending Manor Green Primary School, Denton and Dane Bank Primary School, Stockport and many more.

There will also be exhibitions and stalls including designs by Emmaus Mossley, Junk Shop, Penny Cooke, Pop Boutique, Stitched Up, and interactive stalls like ‘make do and mend’ where you can bring an item of clothing from home to be re-styled for free.

The evening will also include performances by the award-winning Ri Ri’s Dance Academy.

The fashion show is open for bookings from Monday 27th October. Book your free place online at


Slim your bin for free

If you are using all the free recycling containers available to you, you may find that you are not filling your grey bin.

Slim your bin

Do you know that you can now slim your grey bin and swap your standard grey bin for a slimmer version free of charge?

Why downsize?

  • To protect the environment
  •  The cost of disposing of grey bin waste is significantly more expensive than recycling
  • The slimmer bin is the same height as the original grey bin
  • The slimmer bin takes up less space and is easier to move around

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 by cash or card for the compost.
  • Salford Road, Over Hulton, BL5 1DG - You'll need to go to the weighbridge (where the commercial/ council delivery vehicles go) to collect and make payment by cash or card 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 Recycle for Greater Manchester 

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