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Council launches ‘We Love Stockport’ campaign

Stockport is a fantastic place to live, work and visit – let's all pull together to make it even better.

Council launches ‘We Love Stockport’ campaign

Through the recently launched environmental campaign ‘We Love Stockport – Be Proud of Where You Live’, we’re calling all local people, community groups, businesses and schools to play their part, alongside ourselves, in helping keep where we live clean and tidy.

People in Stockport have told us they already take pride in their environment and local communities, but that they want to do more to help improve where they live, including working together to stop unnecessary waste and litter that are blighting our streets.

Stockport residents already recycle 59% of their waste, but we know we can do more! Together we hope to increase our recycling rates even more, helping to ensure that monies are spent on other Council services rather than on disposing waste.

Alongside increasing recycling rates, we’re using the campaign to promote the correct disposal of waste by tackling fly-tipping, littering and dog fouling. We want local communities to tell us where there are problems and to work with us to make improvements.

Residents can also help by taking part in a litter-pick in their local areas. The Great British Spring Clean is currently underway and you can contact the Council’s Public Realm Team at district.standards@stockport.gov.uk for more information on how to organise a litter-pick.

Make sure to join the conversation and share your love for Stockport by using the hashtag #WeLoveStockport on Twitter and by setting the ‘We Love Stockport – Be Proud of Where You Live’ overlay to your profile photo on Facebook in support of the campaign.

Cllr Sheila Bailey, Stockport Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing, said: “The vast majority of Stockport residents already play their part by recycling and keeping their communities clean and tidy, however we’d like to remind people across the borough that it’s everyone’s responsibility to dispose of their waste correctly, so join us in supporting the environment across Stockport.”

Find out more about ‘We Love Stockport – Be Proud of Where You Live’ and how to help keep our streets clean at www.stockport.gov.uk/environment