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
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
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).YOUR AREA RECYCLING AT HOME
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 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.Find out more
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.FIND OUT MORE
Longley Lane household waste recycling centre will be hosting a Renew pop up shop on Sunday 19th November 2023READ MORE
This Recycle Week, Recycle Now and Recycle For Greater Manchester (R4GM) are challenging Greater Manchester residents to take part in The Big Recycling Hunt.READ MORE