From the 1st December 2021, you will need a permit if you are visiting your local Household Waste Recycling Centre to dispose of household waste using your own van, pick-up truck or a twin axle trailer

Use the link below to find out more information and apply for your permit. Please note: you will need to provide a copy of your V5C form (logbook) and current proof of address.

Please note: visitors using a standard car or a vehicle adapted for wheelchair users do NOT need a permit to use the Recycling Centres unless you intend to visit with a twin axle trailer.

Van and twin axle permit


About us

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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.

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

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.

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We currently don’t have any vacancies in the Recycle for Greater Manchester team.

For Greater Manchester Combined Authority vacancies visit the Greater Jobs website.

All SUEZ vacancies are published on the SUEZ website.

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