Recycle on the go introduced in Trafford

Following Trafford’s recent success in achieving a recycling rate of 61.3% the One Trafford Partnership are pleased to announce the introductions of new trio litter bins across the borough, which will now allow people to recycle on the go. The first trio bin has now been installed outside Stretford Mall.

The 300 new trio litter bins will be introduced to town centres to encourage everyone to recycle outside of the home. Trio bins are also proposed to be installed in a few selected parks in discussion with Friends of Parks groups.

Trio litter bins have two recycling compartments; one for cans and plastic bottles and the other for mixed paper and card. A third compartment is for general rubbish which cannot be recycled, including dog waste. There will also be an ashtray on top where cigarette butts can be safely extinguished and disposed of.

One Trafford, a partnership between Trafford Council and Amey, delivers environmental services and will be installing the new bins. New trio litter bins are planned for Stretford, Sale Moor, Old Trafford, Urmston, Sale, Gorse Hill, Davyhulme, Flixton, Altrincham, Hale and Timperley.

The placement and locations of trio litter bins has been carefully considered to ensure high footfall zones are covered. They will be installed in areas near shops, schools and parks while also being easy and safe for collection crews to empty.

Engagement on the trio bin proposals with Friends of Parks groups is ongoing and in line with the proposed installation schedule which runs up to the end March. The One Trafford Partnership will also continue working with partners and community groups such as Keep Britain Tidy, Trafford Housing Trust and shop keepers to encourage more people to recycle on the go.

Cllr John Reilly, Trafford Council’s Executive Councillor for Highways, Parks and Environmental Services, said: “We have been working to perfect the design of the bin, so we are quite excited to have them installed over the coming weeks. As the rollout of the new trio bins continues, we will be talking to more community groups, Friends of Parks and local ward councillors in helping us choose the right locations for the bins. If you are a Friends of Park group and your park is part of the proposals, we will be contacting you shortly to ensure you have a say.”

Keeping Trafford tidy, clean and green is one of our top priorities, so we want to make it as easy as possible for our residents and visitors to dispose of their litter in the most environmentally friendly way.”

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Posted on Thursday 25th January 2018