Litter heroes come to Greenacres!


Greenacres is our latest neighbourhood to benefit from a community litter pick to spruce up the streets.

The session, held on 13 June, is part of our ongoing work to tackle fly tipping and waste in FCHO-owned neighbourhoods.

Colleagues from our Neighbourhood Care and Neighbourhoods teams were blessed with sunshine as they turned out with litter pickers and bin bags to help tidy up Watergate Milne Court, Rydal and Derwent Walks and Mardale Close.

Between them, our litter heroes collected ten bags of rubbish and debris!

FCHO colleagues at Greenacres community litter pick

Ways we’re tackling litter and waste in neighbourhoods
Most people take pride in where they live, but unfortunately a minority don’t, and rubbish and fly tipping are persistent issues in a number of our neighbourhoods.

We know the negative impact this has on people and where they live, that’s why we've launched a new strategy to help make neighbourhoods cleaner, greener, great places to live and support Oldham Council's Don't Trash Oldham campaign.

On a rolling programme until March 2025, we are targeting places affected by abandoned rubbish and arranging community litter picks, waste collection days, customer engagement activities to promote good recycling habits and improving bin facilities at communal blocks of flats.

We really want to make a positive difference in our neighbourhoods and for our customers to feel proud of where they live. After we have cleaned up an area, we are asking customers to help us by doing their bit to keep it neat and tidy.

Find out more about our Waste Management Strategy.