RECYCLING rates in the borough continues to go up.

The latest three month figures released by Wigan Council have found that the amount of waste recycled has increased to a rate of 54 per cent.

Pennington resident Trish Woodcock is enjoying contributing to the environment.

She said: “I like making use of things and recycling gives me a real feel good factor.

"It’s really easy to do and it doesn’t cost me anything.

"It also contributes to helping the council keep our council tax low.”

The local authority provides a free caddy liner delivery to residents who want to recycle food to make it easier for people to use the kitchen caddy and green bin.

Residents who want caddy liners are urged to tie an empty liner to their green bin when its doe and collection and crews will leave a new roll.

Cllr Carl Sweeney, cabinet member for environment at the council, said: “Recycling garden and food waste in the green bin has a very important role to play in helping grow our future food when it is turned into compost.

“I would like to say a big thank you to residents for their continued support with recycling and for doing their bit for the environment.

“A key part of the Deal is to improve recycling rates and residents must all play their part in that. This means we can keep council tax low and invest money in frontline services.”

For information about about what can go in each bin or to request a kitchen caddy visit