R4GM and GMCA logos

R4GM is the public facing brand for the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) waste disposal function.

GMCA is the largest waste disposal authority in the country.. GMCA receives funding from a levy on the nine Greater Manchester local authorities. The levy funds the operation of a network of waste and recycling management facilities in Greater Manchester.

The GMCA work in partnership with SUEZ UK for the management of Greater Manchester’s waste facilities. The two SUEZ UK contracts include the operation of 41 facilities over 24 sites.

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

For more information visit GMCA waste and resources






What we do…





  • Developing creative & innovative campaigns to encourage and inspire residents to recycle more, recycle right and waste less.
  • Educating students & 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.













Household Waste & Recycling Centres

Our Household Waste Recycling Centres (operated by Suez UK) are available for Greater Manchester residents to recycle, donate or dispose of their unwanted household items.

Residents wishing to use their own or a hired van to access the HWRCs must apply for a van permit.

RECYCLING CENTRES




Waste & Recycling At Home

We are responsible for the management and disposal of your household waste We handle around 4 per cent of the UKs municipal waste. This is approximately 1.1 million tonnes of waste and recycling each year from over a million households from across Greater Manchester (excluding Wigan).

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R4GM Campaigns

Recycle for Greater Manchester deliver a wide range of campaigns in partnership with the 9 districts of Greater Manchester. The campaigns aim to encourage consumers to reduce their waste and recycle more things more often from all around the home.

CAMPAIGNS




Renew Greater Manchester

Renew is an ambitious and unique project which aims to create value from waste to benefit Greater Manchester. It’s a joint initiative between R4GM & SUEZ UK. We take items donated at Recycling Centres across Greater Manchester, then we repair and renew them at our Renew Hub, ready to be resold to a new home.

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Our Education Team

The Education team at Recycle for Greater Manchester is here to support you with educating and engaging students and residents in the Greater Manchester waste contract area (this excludes Wigan). We provide site visit opportunities, online sessions,  resources , games and films that encourage residents to waste less and recycle more.

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Careers at R4GM

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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.




















CAMPAIGN

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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CAMPAIGN

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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CAMPAIGN

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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CAMPAIGN

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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LATEST NEWS & EVENTS


A man bends to plant a young tree on a field. A female colleague stands close by. A recycling centre is in the background.
NEWS | BLOG | 15th July 2024
How your local tip is improving biodiversity

We’ve made it our mission to make room for nature at our waste and recycling sites.

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NEWS | BLOG | 1st May 2024
R4GM Community Fund Success Story: Platt Fields Bike Hub

Based next to the lake in Platt Fields Park, the Bike Hub has been working hard over the past few months to get old bikes back on the road, while at the same time giving refugees a way to get around the city.

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R4GM Community Fun. Get your neighbourhood wasting less, reusing more, and recycling right. Apply for up to £20k 8th April - 31st May
NEWS | 9th April 2024
£220,000 funding pot available for new, innovative green projects in Greater Manchester

£220,000 is available for projects which help to reduce, reuse, or recycle household waste, and generate wider social benefits for their communities in Greater Manchester.

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