The sun is out – let’s go potty!

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Be green and spring clean your shed

From pots and planters to hoses and hoes – what’s lurking in your shed, greenhouse or around your garden that is unused, broken or just in need of a new home?

You can go green by sorting, shaking, stacking and taking your old clutter to your local Recycling Centre:

1.     Sort out old items into what can be recycled and what can be reused

2.     Shake out any loose soil, stones and leaves

3.     Stack up anything like-sized to save space and make transportation easier

4.     Take to your local Recycling Centre

The Spring-time Bank Holidays are traditionally some of the busiest weekends in the gardening year, and with National Gardening Week (29 April-5 May), it’s the perfect time to get outdoors and get ready.

A spring-clean and sort-out of unwanted tools, tubs and other items will spruce up your garden. Visit your local Recycling Centre and you can recycle cracked and smashed bits and pieces or donate anything in good shape for re-use.

FCC Environment staff at your local Recycling Centre will be ready to direct you to the right disposal areas, helping you to clear out that clutter. And before you visit, don’t forget to sort, shake, stack!

Visit your local Recycling Centre:

Kirkless, Makerfield Way, Higher Ince, WN2 2PR

Slag Lane, Leigh, WA3 1BZ

Chanters Industrial Estate, Atherton, M46 9FF

Please check the wide range of items that can be recycled before attending site at wigan.gov.uk/recycling .

Opening hours, inc Bank Holidays:

Summer – everyday, 8am to 7:45pm (from last Sunday in March)

Winter – everyday, 9am to 5:45pm (from last Sunday in October)

The Recycling centres are extremally busy between the hours of 10am and 3pm, please make the most of the extended summer hours.

Cars with or without a single axle trailer are accepted without a waste permit. Vans, pick-ups under 3.5 tonnes and twin-axle trailers require a waste permit. If using a hire vehicle lease take hire documents and waste permit with you when visiting the centre. All sites have a 2m height restriction and 5mph speed limit.