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All Recycling Centres across Greater Manchester to open this weekend

Longley Lane Recycling Centre containers

All Recycling Centres to be open seven days a week

Safety measures remain in place, and visitors are urged to make essential trips only.

ALL 20 Household Waste and Recycling Centres across Greater Manchester will be open seven days a week from this coming Saturday 27 June, marking the end of temporary closures put in place during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Recycling Centres have been reopened in a phased and managed way to minimise queues, with recycling containers at the Recycling Centres being available as and when recycling processors opened following the lockdown.

We are still urging residents to only visit if it is essential, and social distancing measures will remain in place to keep the sites safe to use for visitors and staff. Two people from the same household are now able to leave their vehicle to carry large items.

For more information, visit the opening times web page

Councillor Andrew Western, Greater Manchester Green City Region Portfolio Lead, said:

“Residents across Greater Manchester have been patient whilst we’ve reopened the Recycling Centres, and we are now at a point where we can open all 20 Recycling Centres. I’d like to thank everyone who’s used the centres responsibly during the phased reopening, following the safety measures and traffic management systems in place. By working together, we have been able to safely open the sites and are also now able to accept the majority of household waste. I would like to remind everyone that it is important to follow the social distancing measures in place on site, for both your own safety and that of the staff, as we are still not back to business as usual.”

Regulations on transit vans are also being lifted from Monday 29 June to allow residents with vans to bring household waste to the Recycling Centres. However, vehicles with trailers are still not permitted to use the Recycling Centres.

The visit limits introduced in February this year remain in place, meaning:

  • cars can visit up to 52 times a year,
  • vans under 3.5 tonnes can visit 18 times a year
  • vans over 3.5 tonnes can visit 12 times a year

Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) and CCTV is in place across all sites to monitor vehicle visits. The introduction of the access restriction policy in February at all of our 20 Recycling Centres was in response to continuous illegal use of the sites by traders and businesses.

Any traders wanting to dispose of their waste should go to any of the seven weighbridges operated by SUEZ as trade waste isn’t accepted at the Recycling Centres. A new contactless payment system is being introduced for traders who do not have an account with SUEZ and PPE must be worn at all times.

Residents are urged that if they are having building work done by a trader, the trader is legally responsible for removing the waste. They should factor the cost of this waste removal into their quote and charge you accordingly. Residents should make sure that any traders have a valid waste carrier’s licence and that they provide details of where the waste will be taken for disposal.

Owned by Greater Manchester Combined Authority and operated by SUEZ UK, the network of 20 Recycling Centres provide the opportunity to recycle over 40 different types of waste.

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