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

Residents are already enthusiastic recyclers but 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 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 of 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: or call 0300 123 7026.

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