RECYCLE FOR GREATER MANCHESTER





Recycle for Greater Manchester (R4GM) work with local councils in Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside and Trafford, to inspire and encourage residents of Greater Manchester to manage their waste responsibly, helping residents to see the value of waste and the real benefits that can be achieved by wasting less, recycling more and recycling right.

Though part of Greater Manchester, Wigan administers its own waste disposal services.

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RECYCLING IN YOUR AREA

Select your local council logo to find out about recycling in your area, and get helpful information for contacting your local council.


















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IN THE LOOP

When you recycle your stuff in the correct bin at home, you’re part of the circular economy and #InTheLoop.

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BE BATTERY AWARE

There’s hidden batteries everywhere! We’re working with our partners Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service to remind you not to put any batteries in your bins at home.

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BUY, KEEP, EAT, REPEAT

We are working with Bolton Council to help residents recycle right in their beige paper and card bin. Learn more about your beige bin and how you can get involved in this campaign.

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LET’S COMPOST NOW

Home composting is using your kitchen waste and garden waste to make your own nutrient rich compost that you can use to help feed your flowers, plants and vegetables.

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COULD YOU WASTE LESS?



Give your Christmas tree a proper farewell

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Beat the Cost of Living Crisis this Christmas with Renew

If you’re looking to save money this Christmas but still give your loved ones the perfect gift, Renew has just what you need!

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What happens to my plastic

Ever wondered what happens to all the plastic that goes in your recycling bin? Also, why some plastics cannot be recycled.

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Microwave sparking? This cheap and easy fix could save you buying a new one

Be in the loop by repairing instead of throwing away. Electronic waste is a huge problem in the UK, with so many appliances being thrown away before they’re truly broken.

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Beginners guide to upcycling furniture

Hannah from Tread Softly transforms unwanted furniture into beautiful one of a kind pieces.  Hannah shares her upcycling tips with us on how to get started.

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LATEST NEWS & EVENTS


NEWS | 5th December 2023
Greater Manchester residents raise over £1million for good causes by shopping at Renew

More than £1m raised by Greater Manchester residents through Renew scheme. Shopping at Renew helps to raise funds for local communities across Greater Manchester. Renew opened its first three shops in 2021, before opening online to raise more money for good causes.

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NEWS | 22nd November 2023
How to save on food this festive period

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NEWS | 16th October 2023
We’re joining The Big Recycling Hunt for Recycle Week

This Recycle Week, Recycle Now and Recycle For Greater Manchester (R4GM) are challenging Greater Manchester residents to take part in The Big Recycling Hunt.

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