Councils across Greater Manchester have released information on adjusted bin collections over the festive season, and residents are now being urged to check dates.
With Christmas only a few days away now, and lots of waste undoubtedly set to be generated over the next few weeks, residents across the region will be right to start asking if there are any planned changes to their bin collects during the festive season.
Dates for Christmas bin collections in each Greater Manchester have now been released by all local councils, as well as information and tips for recycling that residents are encouraged to follow.
Here’s the Christmas 2022 bin collection dates in every Greater Manchester borough.
This year, Manchester residents’ bins will be emptied one day later than the usual collection date, which means there will be a bin collection on Saturday 31 December, but collection days will return to normal service from 1 January 2023.
The new dates are as follows:
Monday 26 December collections move to Tuesday 27 December
Tuesday 27 December collections move to Wednesday 28 December
Wednesday 28 December collections move to Thursday 29 December
Thursday 29 December collections move to Friday 30 December
Friday 30 December collections move to Saturday 31 December
Manchester City Council is encouraging residents to make “a concerted effort to recycle as much as possible” this year.
Find more information about Christmas 2022 bin collections in Manchester here.
In Salford, the Council has confirmed that residents’ bins will be collected as normal throughout the festive period – including the bank holidays on Boxing Day, Tuesday 27 December, and Monday 2 January 2023.
Salford City Council is also reminding residents recycle wrapping paper, tinfoil, bottles, cans, Christmas trees, and left-over food.
Find more information about Christmas 2022 bin collections in Salford here.
Residents in Bolton are being reminded that there will be some changes to refuse and recycling collections over the festive period.
Bolton Council has confirmed grey bins will be collected on Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 December, but there will be no collection of food waste containers or green bins between Monday 26 and Friday 30 December.
Beige and burgundy bins will be collected from Wednesday 28 December to Friday 30 December.
Find more information about Christmas 2022 bin collections in Bolton here.
Bin collection crews in Bury will be working on weekdays throughout the festive season, with Bury Council assuring residents that it will do “everything possible to keep collections on track”.
There will be no change to grey, blue, and green bin collections throughout the festive season and residents should continue to put their bins out by 7am on their usual collection day, however, brown bin collections are to be paused for two weeks from Boxing Day (26 December 2022 – 6 January 2023).
The Council is asking residents to still recycle food waste in their brown bins, either inside a compostable liner or loose inside the bin.
Find more information about Christmas 2022 bin collections in Bury here.
Oldham Council has released adjusted bin collection dates for 2022, and is asking all Oldham residents “share this information with your neighbours”.
If residents’ waste and recycling bins are due to be emptied on Boxing Day, then they will need to put them out for collection two days earlier on Christmas Eve (Saturday 24 December), with green bins and food caddies being the exception as they will be collected on Monday 2 January 2023.
Collections on Monday 2 January 2023 will take place as normal.
Find more information about Christmas 2022 bin collections in Oldham here.
Rochdale Council has confirmed there are no planned changes to the waste collections in Rochdale over the Christmas period and all collection rounds remain in place.
Find more information about Christmas 2022 bin collections in Rochdale here.
Stockport Council is asking residents to check its website for information on collection days as there are a handful of changes over the festive season.
There are no refuse collections on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, and Councillors are also reminding residents that there will be no green bin or food caddy collections from week commencing Monday 26 December 2022, as they will start again from Monday 2 January 2023.
Find more information about Christmas 2022 bin collections in Stockport here.
Tameside bin crews will continue to work hard over the festive season, the Council has informed residents that collection days will change for some households in the borough.
There will be no brown bin collections at all across the borough from Boxing Day until Friday 6 January 2023, so anyone due a collection on the bank holidays – Monday, 26 December (Boxing Day), Tuesday 27 December, or Monday 2 January – should check the list below for their new date.
All other collections run as normal.
Find more information about Christmas 2022 bin collections in Tameside here.
Trafford Council has said there are set to be a number of changes to bin collections from Boxing Day (Monday 26 December), as they will take place a day later than normal.
Collections due to be made on Monday 26 December will now move to Tuesday 27 December, then Tuesday 27 December collections will move to Wednesday 28 December, and so on from there – with collection days set to return to normal from 2 January 2023.
Trafford residents are asked put their bins 6:30am on the new collection day.
Find more information about Christmas 2022 bin collections in Trafford here.
In Wigan, the Council has confirmed that blue, brow, and black bin collection days will stay the same over the festive season, but green bin collections will be suspended between Boxing Day (Monday 26 December) until Friday 6 January 2023.
Find more information about Christmas 2022 bin collections in Wigan here.
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Stockport is hosting a Town of Culture Weekender with 50+ events – and it’s all FREE
Stockport will be marking its current Town of Culture title later this month, and it’s set to see the town come together for a huge celebration.
In case you missed it, Stockport was named Greater Manchester’s ‘Town of Culture’ for 2023 back in May of last year, so what better way to celebrate the coveted title than hosting a weekend packed full of cultural festivities for all the family, with access to some of the town’s must-visit venues? We can’t think of one.
And the Stockport Town of Culture Weekender is setting out to do just that.
With over 50 events and activities taking place over the weekend of Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 March, the Town of Culture Weekender will shine a light on the impressive variety of culture and creativity happening in the Greater Manchester town, as well as the work and projects that’ve been delivered during the duration of the ‘Town of Culture’ year so far.
Marking the end of the town’s ‘Town of Culture’ status with a bang, activities will be taking place at 25 locations across the Stockport borough.
Over the two days, visitors will be given the opportunity to explore some exciting new spaces, all while enjoying an event programme packed with live music, art, comedy, and history.
So, what are some of the dozens of free events you can get stuck into over the two days then?
Well, for starters, the newly-opened town centre park – which is the first green space in the UK to be built on top of a transport interchange, in case you didn’t know – will play host to many of the activities across the weekend.
A ‘Carnival of the Animals’ parade, which is curated by carnival arts organisation, Global Grooves, and features giant animal puppets, is one of the stand-out events on the lineup, but some of the other highlights have to include a grandpa comedy duo, live music with Pandemonium Steel Band, Tai Chi and Yoga taster classes, and a Stockport Sculpture Trail too.
Music and dance will be showcased at venues including Merseyway Shopping Centre, AMP, Petersgate Tap, Magnet, Spinning Top and the Market Place, while Stockport Library will be bringing fun to little ones with a Bluey Day full of games and crafts based on the popular animation series.
There’ll be more than 50 FREE events across 25 town centre locations / Credit: One Stockport (Supplied)
A series of Stockport-themed walks, tours, and activities will also take place across the weekend, while The War Memorial Gallery will also be hosting the Stockport Rising Exhibition showcasing the works of five local celebrated artists.
And, for those interested in exploring the town’s many attractions, there’s set to be free entry for all over the weekend – including the newly re-opened Hat Works Musuem, the Stockport Air Raid Shelters, and Stockport Museum.
Stockport Town of Culture Weekender is taking place on Saturday 23 and Sunday 25 March, and you can find more information ahead of the event here.
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BBC is looking for Mancs to take part in next series of Race Across the World
Are you a fan of travelling? Got yourself a bit of a competitive streak in your nature? This might just be your calling then.
The BBC is currently casting for the next series of Race Across the World.
The broadcaster has announced that the BAFTA-winning hit show is set to return to our TV screens for a third series later this year, and producers are now on the look-out for “intrepid duos” of all ages who reckon they’re ready to take a step into the unknown, and embark on an epic race across land and sea – and that includes Greater Manchester residents.
With applications for the next series of the massively-popular show now open, nomadic Mancs are being encouraged to take part.
On a limited budget and away from the luxuries of modern technology and conveniences, those lucky applicants selected to take part in the next series will get the chance to experience life in some of the world’s most beautiful and remote locations.
BBC is looking for Mancs to take part in next series of Race Across the World / Credit: BBC
Navigating their way across thousands of miles, they’ll travel through spectacular scenery and dynamic cities, visit ancient wonders, learn local customs, and take part in time-honoured traditions.
But, as producers are keen to point out, “the physical journey is only half of the story”.
That’s because, as the contestants take on the challenge of travelling across the world, the greatest thing they’ll discover along the way could actually be about themselves and one another.
Putting out a UK-wide casting call on the BBC website this week, producers Studio Lambert wrote: “We are now accepting applications for the next series of Race Across the World. This experience is open to all, whether you’re a seasoned traveller or total novice.
“We want to hear what undertaking a trip like this would mean to you, and with a cash prize at stake, what lengths you would go to to win.
Applications for the massively-popular show are now open / Credit: BBC
“Maybe you’re looking to change something in your life? Or are keen to share the journey with someone special like a family member, best friend, or someone you’ve lost touch with. You may even have a very personal reason for wanting to travel at this time in your life or explore a particular part of the world.”
Fancy it then?
Applications for the third series of Race Across the World are now open for anyone over 18 years of age, with a deadline date of Friday 19 April 2024, and you can find out more information and apply via the BBC website.