Viridor Street Trees partnership

We’ve been working with leading waste recycling company Viridor for over 5 years on a programme to green Greater Manchester’s streets.

In 2011 we teamed up with Viridor, the North West’s largest recycling company, with a plan to transform Greater Manchester’s streets through the planting of hundreds of street trees.

Since then we’ve planted over 150 street trees in six districts across Greater Manchester - including Trafford, Manchester, Bury, Wigan, Bolton and Oldham - directly benefitting 364 homes, and over 1,000 residents.

The street tree scheme has improved 3,144.03 metres of road, 1.95 miles, which is equivalent to 30 football pitches.

In May 2016 we planted 24 sweet gum and serviceberry trees on St Petersgate, the historic heart of Stockport’s urban centre, to help breathe life into their £900 million regeneration programme.

Patrick Killeen, Operations Manager Greater Manchester Viridor said: “Street Trees provide a range of environmental benefits including reducing harmful pollutants in the air, aiding urban cooling due to climate change, reducing the risk of flooding and capturing carbon. They are a positive way we can contribute to improving the local streetscape.”