There will be over 80 roadshows across Tameside which will explain more about the new Bin Swap recycling scheme.
Tameside Council is rolling Bin Swap out across Tameside to protect the environment by cutting the amount of waste sent to landfill by up to a quarter and to help safeguard vital services by saving money on landfill costs.
The "Bin Swap" involves the of the green and black bins. The larger black bin is used for glass, plastic bottles, cans, the smaller green bin is then used for waste that can’t be recycled and goes to landfill.
The been road tested in a number of areas in Tameside and the evidence shows it works - waste to landfill reduces by up to a quarter, safeguarding money to protect vital frontline services.
Tameside Council will have to meet up to £50m Government Budget cuts by March 2017. This is in addition to the £104 million taken out of Tameside’s budget over the last five years.
Households throughout the Borough will receive a letter over the next week from the Council explaining exactly what they need to do and when. The roadshows will be an added opportunity to speak to the recycling team about the scheme.