Teaming up with Rushcroft Primary School to help keep Shaw tidy


Last week our Neighbourhood Care team visited Rushcroft Primary School to spread the word about green issues and inspire pupils to help keep their local neighbourhood neat and tidy.

During an interactive session with c.80 youngsters, our Neighbourhood Care team talked to pupils about a range of environmental matters, including what rubbish goes in which bin, ways to cut food waste, the problems that littering and fly tipping can cause, and the benefits of recycling to help the community now and in years to come.

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The school visit builds on the good work achieved during our Shaw and Crompton Community Waste Collection Day held in May.

Ronnie Davies, our Neighbourhood Care Team Leader (Waste Management) said: “It was fantastic to see pupils so engaged and eager to get involved and hopefully we’ve helped them to learn some good recycling habits that they can take home and pass on to family and friends.

“We know the negative impact that litter can have and if we all do our bit, we can make a bigger difference.”

Alex Mckenna at Rushcroft Primary School said: "The children really enjoyed our assembly. Ronnie has a wealth of information about the work done in the local community and was enthusiastic to share this with us. Children left the assembly with information and possibilities of how they could help improve the local environment."

Sessions like this one at Rushcroft Primary School are part of our three year strategy to help reduce the amount of waste affecting our neighbourhoods and support Oldham Council’s Don’t Trash Oldham campaign.

We know that most people take pride in where they live, but a minority don’t, and rubbish blights a number of FCHO-owned areas.

On a rolling programme until March 2025 we are targeting places where litter and fly-tipping are causes for concern. We’re arranging community litter picks, waste collection days, engagement activities to promote good recycling habits and improving bin facilities at communal blocks of flats.  Following this work, we will be asking customers to play their part in keeping their neighbourhood looking good.

Read more about our waste management strategy.