Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Bin Change WILL Save Money for the Council

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Bin Change WILL Save Money for the Council

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I WOULD like to reassure Richard Evans (Viewpoints, Thursday 20 October) that our move to provide households with new 140-litre grey bins for non-recyclable waste was made in order to realise long- term benefits for Manchester - both financial and environmental.

By making this change, the city will make vital savings, year in year out - and the more we can recycle as a city, the more money we will save.

The initial expense of buying the new bins will be more than recouped within a year, as we save money every time a recyclable item is disposed of in the right bin, instead of being thrown into the grey bin.

Even at this early stage, we are already starting to see the expected increase in the city's recycling rates.

Only 25 per cent of typical household waste items need to go into the grey bin. …

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