Greenbank Residents are buzzing about Recycle First

18 November 2016

Greenbank residents have welcomed the Recycle First team from Cheshire West and Chester Council with their waste collection partners Kier and Weavervale Housing trust to deliver a recycling project on the estate.  

The residents of Greenbank are already enthusiastic recyclers however a few barriers to recycling fully have been identified, namely food recycling.  

The team chatted with residents about recycling their food waste and making sure they knew that it gets collected weekly and that plastic bags can now be used in the caddies.

Councillor Karen Shore, Cabinet Member for the Environment said: “It is great that the residents in Greenbank are being encouraged to recycle more and waste less, to help keep our community become cleaner and greener.

“Up to date information packs have been delivered to every household and a further supply has been left at the Greenbank community Hub.”  The team found that a lot of containers were broken giving a definite barrier to participating in the Recycle First service. Residents have been encouraged to swap their broken containers for new ones, order additional boxes and replacement lids. 

Georgia Winstanley, Weaver Vale Housing Trust added: “It is fantastic that our residents are participating in the Recycle first service with such enthusiasm.” 

New recycling containers can be ordered free of charge from Cheshire West and Chester Council, visit: www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk or call 0300 123 7026 

If you would like to find out more about the Recycle First service visit: www.recyclefirst.info.


Lorraine Chidlow – Recycling Engagement Officer, Cheshire West and Chester Council, Stephanie Acton – Community Connector Weaver Vale Housing Trust, Matthew Davies – Waste Doctor, Kier, Georgia Winstanley – Community Engagement Officer, Weaver Vale Housing Trust
Julie Hughes – Recycling Engagement Officer, Cheshire West and Chester council

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