Updated: Friday, 17th January 2020 @ 10:25am

Stockport Council urges residents to watch their waste

Stockport Council urges residents to watch their waste

By Ailsa Macmillan

Residents in Stockport are being urged to watch their waste next week as part of a Greater Manchester-wide campaign.

From Monday, Watch Your Waste Week will encourage more people to create less waste, sending less to expensive landfills.

As part of the drive, a number of workshops are taking place across the town to help people reduce the amount they produce.

Councillor Shan Alexander, Executive Member for the Environment at Stockport Council, said: “These workshops can help you learn new and innovative ways to create less waste and save money.

“This is especially important, as reducing the amount of waste we send to landfill avoids expensive costs and helps protect the environment.”

From learning how to mend damaged clothes, to cooking delicious meals with leftovers, everyone can learn new ways to reduce the amount of waste they produce.

People can take the ‘watch your waste’ challenge, get handy hints and tips on how to produce less waste and test their knowledge with the waste quiz.

Sheridan Hilton, Manager of Watch Your Waste Week from Recycle for Greater Manchester said: “Throwing less stuff away is good for the local community saving people money.

“By recycling clothes people are not spending a lot of money, developing new skills and learning something new.”

People can boost the borough’s recycling by making sure they put the right items into their recycling bins.

Workshops include Sew Good Workshop on Monday November 14 at 6.30 pm until 9.30 pm at Bridgehall Community Centre, Siddington Avenue.

Other workshops are Pre-loved Living Room on Tuesday November 22, 9.00 am until 4 pm at Stockport Covered Market Hall.

Love Food Hate Waste Cookery Class on Friday November 25, 6.30 am until 9 pm at St Luke’s Centre, Northumberland Road, Brinnington.

For more information or to book a place on one of the workshops visit www.recycleforgreatermanchester.com, email [email protected] or call 01204 374 221.