Local people in Trafford are recycling more of their rubbish than anywhere else in Greater Manchester.
Our recycling rate smashed Government targets by soaring to 44 per cent in 2009/10.
Furthermore, these impressive efforts have earned taxpayers £1 million savings on what was paid sending rubbish to landfill.
We’ve also won a national award celebrating our dedication to creating a cleaner, greener Borough – proving that Trafford really is leading the way when it comes to protecting the environment.
Executive Councillor John Reilly said: “I am delighted that the hard work carried out by the Council and supported by residents is paying off.
I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has got on board the new kerbside recycling service, which is operated by our contractor, Veolia Environmental Services and has had a big impact on our success.
I am sure that our recycling rate will continue to rise and look forward to working with local people and other organisations to protect our environment for future generations.”
Ian Williams, Veolia Environmental Services’ Municipal Director, added: “Working together with the Council, the roll-out of the new recycling service has been exemplary and our operatives are proud to be part of Trafford’s recycling success story.”
The success of the Council’s kerbside recycling service has earned us The British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association Can Do Award 2010, for promoting the recycling of aerosols in our recycling and refuse service.
The Council was also commended in this year’s Government Business Awards’ waste management category, and were named runners up in two categories of The Plant and Waste Recycling Awards (Local Authority of the Year, Recycling Awareness Campaign of the Year).
We’re now waiting to hear how we have fared after being shortlisted for a National Recycling Award, in the Local Authority Target Success category.