ENTHUSIASTIC volunteers are needed to help give Radcliffe’s recycling a boost by organising a family awareness event.

Recycle for Greater Manchester is calling on members of the public to help residents recycle more by becoming recycling ambassadors.

The Up and Forward project will be officially launched at a free family fun day set to be held in Radcliffe in March. Michelle Lynch, campaign officer, said: “This is a great opportunity for the residents of Radcliffe to get involved in a fun event to promote recycling, focused on the needs of the community.

“You don’t need to be an expert; all we ask is that you are enthusiastic about making a difference to your community.”

Radcliffe has been chosen to be part of the Up and Forward initiative because it currently sees lower than average recycling participation.

The project is a joint initiative from Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA) and recycling officers at Bury Council and is backed by EU funding.

Volunteer recycling ambassadors who are recruited to take part will receive full training and an information pack.

Anyone who is interested can attend a meeting on Tuesday at Dumers Lane Community Centre and Library at 7pm.

Those who cannot attend can call Michelle 0161 770 1764 or email ra@gmwda.gov.uk