Upping recycling by 10% every year would save a local council £1 million annually, according to one councillor.
Councillor Tony Isherwood, who sits on Bury council, the first local authority in England to collect bins once every three weeks, said:
A lot of this waste could be recycled instead. Given that studies show it's possible to recycle 75% of household waste, we know we can and must do more.
Recycling just 10% more than we do now would save £1m per year.
Residents can be assured that we'll be doing everything we can to smooth the changes for everyone and helping to remove any barriers to recycling.
More top news
Intruder makes a splash at Diving World Series when he leaps into the pool from one of the diving boards in front of an unimpressed crowd.
A massive fast-moving wildfire in upstate New York has ravaged around 800 acres in forests as officials battle to contain the blaze.
Interpol has issued a global alert over the threat posed by the "diet pills" that claimed the life of a British woman.