26th June 2014 – Look out for your Golden Ticket in Hattersley

Recycle for Greater Manchester’s Up and Forward project is setting a challenge for the residents of Hattersley, to recycle correctly and help to reward their two local primary schools – Pinfold Primary and St James’ Catholic Primary.

Residents living in the area are to be given a golden ticket every time they put their recycling bins out for collection with the correct items inside. Tickets will be tied to the bins and can be exchanged for rewards for the schools.
The competition will see Pinfold Primary and St James’ Catholic Primary going head to head to see who can collect the most tickets. Prize money will be rewarded to the two schools proportionally depending on how many tickets they collect.

Ticketing will begin on Tuesday 24th June and will last for four weeks ending on Tuesday 15th July. Simply take your golden ticket and place in it special collection boxes in the schools or at local collection points in the area – including Hattersley Post Office, One Stop, The Hub and Tesco Extra.

The Up and Forward campaign, funded by European Union LIFE+, is working closely with Tameside Council to improve recycling rates across the borough. Up and Forward Officers and Council Officers will be attending events and focus groups in the area to promote the campaign, encouraging people to recycle more and waste less.

If you would like to help out with this exciting project, the Up and Forward team is also looking for volunteers. Anyone who wants to get involved should call 0161 770 1712 or visit www.recycleforgreatermanchester.com/upandforward.

From left to right: Jake Janes (Pinfold Primary School), Corey White, 7, and Toby Hayes, 10, (St James Catholic Primary School) recycling at St James school with head teacher Jackie Walker