Behind the scenes at our St Mary’s community waste collection day


St Mary’s is the latest neighbourhood to benefit from a community waste collection day, to support local people to get rid of their rubbish and help to tidy up the streets.

Members of our team and colleagues from Wates, our partner which is delivering investment work in customers’ homes across the borough this year, organised skips for locals to dispose of unwanted items.

Oldham Council teams joined us to talk to residents about recycling and waste management, and pupils from Holy Cross Primary School helped us make an even bigger impact by carrying out a litter pick of the area, too.

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David Wrigley, our Head of Neighbourhood Care said: “We know the negative impact that rubbish and waste can have on people and their area and tackling the issues of fly tipping and litter are in the Neighbourhood Plan for St Mary’s – we know how important this is to local people.

“Thanks go to all our partners who supported the day. We had lots of engagement from residents who welcomed the opportunity to get rid of bulky waste and learn about how they can better manage it.

“It was fantastic to have litter heroes from Holy Cross Primary School onboard too.  Pupils there are setting a terrific example and we hope others in the area take a leaf out of their book.

“Clean-ups like this are among the ways we’re working to make a positive difference to local people through our waste management strategy. Now we are asking customers to play their part and dispose of their waste carefully to help keep the place neat and tidy.”

Here's a snapshot of what the St Mary’s community waste collection day achieved …

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