1st July 2014 – Just the golden ticket for schools

Recycle for Greater Manchester’s Up and Forward project is giving residents in Newton Heath the chance to earn rewards for local schools.

Golden tickets are being given to residents who put their recycling bins (Blue, Green, and Brown) out on the right collection day with the right recycling inside.

Residents can then take their tickets to one of a number of collection points in the community and they will be used in exchange for environmentally- friendly prizes for All Saints CE Primary School, Christ The King RC Primary, Briscoe Lane Academy and St Wilfrid’s CE Primary.

Resident can drop off their golden tickets until Monday 7th July 2014.

Funded through Life+ Europe, the project is working closely with Manchester City Council, four local primary schools, Northwards Housing and Yes Manchester, to improve recycling rates in Newton Heath.

Life+ Senior Campaign Officer, Michelle Lynch said: “We hope the Golden Tickets will help to raise awareness and encourage residents to recycle more to benefit their local community. It will also contribute towards Greater Manchester’s target to achieve a recycling rate of 50% by 2015/16.”

Councillor Bernard Priest Chappell, Manchester City Council’s deputy leader said: “This scheme will provide parents, as well as other members of the Newton Heath community, with the opportunity to support their local schools while getting to understand just how easy it is to recycle. It will focus attention on recycling all the correct items, which will save money and keep waste out of landfill, and it will also give households the opportunity to support their local school. I hope residents will really get behind this campaign and support their local community.”

The local collection points for tickets are: All Saints CE Primary School, Christ The King RC Primary, Briscoe Lane Academy, St Wilfrid’s CE Primary, Asda Newton Heath, Newton Heath Library, and Surestart Children’s Centre on Great Newton Street. For more information about the scheme go to: www.recycleforgreatermanchester.com/upandforward

The campaign is also looking to recruit local volunteers who will become recycling ambassadors and talk to the community about recycling. Residents who would like to get involved can contact the Senior Campaign Officer, Michelle Lynch, on 0161 770 1764.

(L-R) Pupils from Christ The King RC High School: Harris Burrows, Gino McAra, Lila Connolly, Rhea Ferguson, Michela Monticello, Katie Platt and Tilly Phillips

(L-R) Pupils from Christ The King RC High School: Harris Burrows, Gino McAra, Lila Connolly, Rhea Ferguson, Michela Monticello, Katie Platt and Tilly Phillips