Press Releases

Public event to help residents with their recycling

Nov 18, 2014 15:01 GMT Bury Council Help is at hand for residents who are unsure what to recycle in each of their household bins.

World War One floral display an award-winner

Nov 11, 2014 16:54 GMT Rochdale Borough Council ​A commemorative floral tribute which marks 100 years since the beginning of World War One has received a coveted ‘Highly Commended for Excellence’ award from North West in Bloom.

Nov 10, 2014 13:35 GMT Bury Council A Tottington dog owner has been prosecuted by Bury Council for failing to clean up after his pet on two occasions.

Free: Upcycled fashion show at Museum of Science and Industry

Nov 05, 2014 11:31 GMT Bury Council On Thursday 27th November, Recycle for Greater Manchester’s award- winning upcycled fashion show ‘Rethink Fashion’ will be taking place at the Museum of Science and Industry.

Recycling Right is Award Winning in Rochdale

Oct 24, 2014 16:35 BST Rochdale Borough Council Rochdale Borough Council, in partnership with Recycle for Greater Manchester won the Sustainable/Green marketing campaign of the year award at the Northern Marketing Awards, for the Right Stuff Right Bin campaign.

Recycled Aluminium Innovation

Oct 24, 2014 11:27 BST Innovate UK Continuing its support of cutting edge technology, Innovate UK (the new name for the Technology Strategy Board), has played a key role in enabling Jaguar Land Rover to develop a new aluminium alloy, which means that up to 50% of the body of the new Jaguar XE is made from recycled aluminium.

Oct 15, 2014 16:02 BST A new take on sending Christmas cards for 2014 is on offer – planting trees instead of sending Christmas cards., in partnership with the charity Trees for Cities, have built a donation facility where consumers can calculate how much they would have spent on cards and postage, and make a one-off donation instead.

Oct 14, 2014 09:40 BST A new website is aiming to stem the millions of unwanted greeting cards sent every year – by getting people to donate money to charity instead. is a new fundraising platform where users can ask their family and friends to make a donation instead of sending a card.

Oct 08, 2014 07:03 BST Uppsala University New research at Uppsala University shows that plasmids containing genes that confer resistance to antibiotics can be enriched by very low concentrations of antibiotics and heavy metals. These results strengthen the suspicion that the antibiotic residues and heavy metals (such as arsenic, silver and copper) that are spread in the environment are contributing to the problems of resistance.

Sep 30, 2014 17:32 BST Bury Council Starting next week, bin collection days and collection frequencies will change for most households throughout the borough of Bury.