For the second year running, Bolton residents are celebrating after storming to victory in the UPM Shotton Race to Recycle Awards.
The area scooped £24,250 in cash - half of the total £48,500 prize fund available- after Bolton Council managed to increase its potential paper recycling rate by an astounding 13% in the last year.
UPM Shotton head of recovered paper procurement Martin Green said: “Race to Recycle is our flagship initiative in Greater Manchester. Since the event was launched in 2002, we have seen an amazing 61% increase in paper recycling.
Following Bolton in first place, Trafford and Rochdale drew for second, with all councils intent on investing the hard-earned cash in social or environmental projects that will benefit the local communities.
Cheques were presented by Time Team and Blackadder star Tony Robinson in a lavish ceremony held at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall.