Pcture of the side of one of Bolton's new bin lorries with the Spedian graphics system on the side

Bolton Council gets recycling message across with Spedian graphics system

Published:  27 September, 2017

Bolton Council has invested in the Spedian graphics system to help remind residents how to use their beige and burgundy recycling bins.

The council’s graphic messages are being displayed on 10 new refuse collection vehicles as they go about their rounds in Bolton. All have been fitted with the Spedian lightweight, reusable graphics system.


Residents get two types of recycling bin - beige and burgundy – alongside their general waste bin and a green bin for garden and food waste, or green food waste container in areas of terraced houses.

One of the messages circulating on the vehicles asks: ‘What goes in the beige bin?’ with pictures of the answer: cardboard, catalogues, junk mail, newspapers, magazines, comics, waste paper and food and drink cartons.

The burgundy bin takes foil, foil trays, plastic bottles without lids, tins and drinks cans, aerosols, glass bottles and jars without lids.

Daniela Dixon, senior recycling officer at Bolton Council, said: ‘The Spedian system is easy to take on and off and less likely to be damaged than alternative systems which have a visible frame.

'We want to make it clear that the waste from all our different bins is handled separately – the recycling from the beige and burgundy bins is kept separate.’

The council also plans to run a pre-Christmas campaign advising residents to check the Christmas and New Year bin rotas.

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