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Say ‘cheers’ to recycling at the Euro footie finals

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Say ‘cheers’ to recycling at the Euro footie finals

Sports fans are being urged to give recycling a boost during the upcoming UEFA 2016 football championships.

Thousands of drinks cans and bottles are expected to be raised in Bury throughout June and July while the finals take place in France, especially with three UK countries taking part plus the Republic of Ireland.

Waste bosses at Bury Council are reminding supporters that every one of these steel and aluminium cans and glass bottles can be recycled in your blue bin.

Councillor Alan Quinn, cabinet member for the environment, said: “I’d urge everyone to cheer on England - before we go out on penalties and adopt a second team (I’ve got France in the works sweepstake) - and boost our recycling figures by putting all your cans and bottles in the blue bin.

“Remember, you can crush your drinks cans to make more space in the bins – and don’t forget that those half-eaten pizzas can go in the brown bin the morning after the match.”

Did you know?

  • Every steel can is 100% recyclable. They can be turned into more steel cans, bicycles, parts for cars and many other everyday products each and every time.
  • 1 recycled tin can would save enough energy to power a television for 3 hours.
  • Manufacturing one aluminium drinks can from raw materials uses the same amount of energy as it would take to recycle 20 drinks cans.
  • Glass is 100% recyclable and can be reused over and over again.
  • 1 recycled glass bottle will save enough energy to power a computer for 25 minutes.
  • Some 8,975 tonnes of blue bin waste was recycled in Bury last year.

To check what can and can’t be recycled, request recycling bins, check collection dates or sign-up for e-mail reminders, visit


Press release issued: 1 June 2016.

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