Salford City Council recycling scheme leads to new sculpture trail

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Salford residents have recycled enough waste to fund the creation of ten sculptures as part of the council's Recycle and Reward scheme.

The mile long 'Fairytale Trail' at Clifton Country Park includes a bear, squirrel, owl, green man and a fairy house all made of locally sourced wood.

It was funded by Salford City Council's recycling scheme, where residents vote each month for their favourite local cause and if recycling rates increase, the favourite receives funding for their project.

Councillor David Lancaster, lead member for environment and community safety, said: "Not only did it secure the funding for this fantastic trail which really enhances the country park but it keeps more waste from going to landfill which wastes money and is bad for the environment.”

Sculptures were made by Cheshire-based chain saw artist Mike Burgess and installed by Salford City Council workers and Salford Volunteer Rangers.


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