About us

Recycle for Greater Manchester is the public facing brand of GMCA waste and resources.

We work with local councils in Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside and Trafford, to inspire and encourage the 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 and recycling right.

We do this by:

  • Developing creative and innovative campaigns to encourage and inspire residents to recycle more, recycle right and waste less at home and on the move
  • Educating students and communities through tours and visits at our Education Centres
  • Helping residents to see waste as a valuable resource which should be conserved, recycled or used to create energy
  • Engaging with residents in an honest, clear, simple and creative way that inspires change
  • Providing up to date and relevant information that gives people the advice they need, when they need it
  • Working together with our council partners and communities to achieve greater benefits for all, making Greater Manchester a great place to live, work and do business.

For more information about Greater Manchester’s waste and recycling contract, please visit the ZeroWasteGM website.





Important information about building and DIY waste

Any waste produced by tradespeople or builders you hired to carry out improvements, repair or alterations to your home is classed as business waste and can’t be disposed of at any of our Recycling Centres. Always ask a tradesperson to include waste disposal in their quote. If you are recycling or disposing of business waste, visit the business waste page.

Recycle for Greater Manchester