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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.

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

To slim your grey bin:

Email wasteandrecycling@bolton.gov.uk


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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