Join the Great Plastic Pick Up

Do you want to help rid Stockport and the country of the plastic that litters our best loved greenspaces, streets and rivers?

Join the Great Plastic Pick Up

You can take part by signing up to the Great Plastic Pick Up and by organising a litter pick in your community on 11th – 13th May 2018 to collect plastic bottles, aluminium cans and general waste. Visit www.greatplasticpickup.org

Plastic bottles and aluminium cans need to be disposed in your brown bin or at your local tip and recycling centre. Please remember that plastic bags are not recycled in Greater Manchester, so you’ll need to empty the plastic bags and dispose the collected waste in the correct recycling tip.

You can contact Stockport Council’s Public Realm Team at district.standards@stockport.gov.uk for more information on how to organise a litter pick in the borough.

Heaton Mersey resident Sophie Wareing does her bit to keep the borough clean by litter picking by the Mersey River – she is also joining the Great Plastic Pick Up.

Sophie said: “I hate seeing litter, plastic bottles and cans being dumped on our greenspaces and how they’ve been affecting the wildlife, not only in Stockport but around the country. By taking part in a litter pick I feel like I’m helping to keep our borough clean and tidy.”

Mark Glynn, Strategic Head of Place Management at Stockport Council, said: “The impact of plastic waste has been well covered in the news lately and it shows how harmful it can be to the environment. I’d encourage residents to get together and help us remove the plastic that poisons our streets, parks and public areas. Let’s also make sure that we’re recycling and disposing the waste correctly on residential bins and the borough’s tips and recycling centres.”

Join us to truly turn the tide on plastic as we team up with Keep Britain Tidy and The Daily Mail’s Great Plastic Pick Up campaign.

The Great Plastic Pick Up is one of the many efforts of the Council’s ‘We Love Stockport – Be Proud of Where You Live’ environmental campaign, which is aimed at addressing issues such as fly-tipping, dog fouling and keeping our parks and streets clean. Find out more at www.stockport.gov.uk/environment