Thank you

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 January (compared to the same period last year) we have:

  • Collected 9,005 tonnes less waste
  • Recycled 2,498 tonnes more food and garden waste
  • Recycled 1,172 tonnes more glass bottles and jars, cans and plastic bottles
  • Recycled 718 tonnes more paper and card

Bolton Nappy Natter

Baba+Boo have teamed up with Recycle for Greater Manchester to promote the use of cloth nappies and will have FREE samples available for anyone who is keen to give them a go... If you Love Bolton, hate litter why not join them at Fidgets Soft Play Centre on Friday the 11th of April, 9.30 - 11.30am at:

cloth nappies Fidgets Play Centre
Unit 3
Dunscar Business Park
Blackburn Road
Dunscar
Bolton
BL7 9PQ

Do come along if you want to learn more about cloth nappies and their benefits which include:

- better for baby's skin
- better for your purse
- look fantastic
- saving lots of your baby's nappies going to landfill

For more information, visit Baba+Boo's Latest News.


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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 


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 Recycle For Greater Manchester 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.


Seeing is Believing

Affordable pre-loved funrniture

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 bctfs@btconnect.com 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!

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