Recycle Week 2018


Recycle. Trafford Does. Because it matters

More and more people in Trafford are recycling. But together we can recycle even more this Recycle Week and beyond.

During Recycle Week, the One Trafford Partnership have teamed up with Recycle for Greater Manchester. Our recycling team will be at a number of events celebrating Recycle Week.

Recycling week events
 Monday 24 September 
 10am – 12pm  Woodsend Park and Flixton Park
 11am – 3pm  Stretford Tesco Superstore
 12.30 – 1.30pm  Eden Square, Urmston
 Tuesday 25 September 
 12 – 1pm  Altrincham Town Centre
 1.30 – 2.30pm  Stamford Park
 Wednesday 26 September 
12 – 1pm Partington Shopping Centre
Thursday 27 September
12.30 – 1.30pm Sale Town Centre
2 – 3pm Green Lane Square, Ashton-upon-Mersey
Friday 28 September
10.30 – 11.30am Stretford Mall
1 – 2pm Seymour Park

Come and get involved, take the Shopping Basket Challenge at Tesco and show your support by taking a selfie in the ‘We Do’ frame. There are even prizes up for grabs.

Also, to show our support, Trafford Town Hall will be lit up green every night of Recycle Week. Tweet us your Recycle Week photos and selfies to @OneTrafford by using #TraffordRecycles.

Why does it matter?

On average, Trafford recycles 58% of household waste every month, making Trafford the top recycler in Greater Manchester.

New research from Recycle Now shows that:

  • 56% of people in Greater Manchester put at least one item in the general waste bin that could be recycled.
  • 86% put one or more items in their recycling bins that can’t be recycled.

Most of this confusion is around what plastics can and cannot be recycled.

What plastics can I recycle?

All types of plastic bottles go in the black mixed recycling bin, including drinks bottles, milk bottles, cleaning product bottles, trigger spray bottles as well as shampoo and shower gel bottles.

All other types of plastic such as plastic bags, packaging, pots, tubs and trays go in your grey general waste bin. In Trafford, general waste does not end up in landfill, it is used to make electricity.

Get involved on Twitter by sharing your #RecycleWeek photos by tagging @TraffordCouncil and @OneTrafford.