Joanne Stanley Waste Minimisation Officer, Oldham Council
9:25am on a fine Saturday morning in Oldham, the wind is whipping up, yet there is hope as the Oldham Council promotional trailer comes into view. After commandeering a few early morning shoppers to help get the trailer into place, we are ready to begin. Things start slowly, but we are soon drawing attention as the sun comes out. There’s plenty of banter with Oldham’s residents as well as probing questions being asked.
We see many familiar faces in the Saturday shopping crowds, many of whom come over to pick up some leftover recipe cards for inspiration for tea that night and others to make a pledge to recycle more during the week and hopefully beyond.
All in all a positive start here in Oldham to Recycle week 2011.