All Recycling Centres remain open (updated 5th January 2021)

Please follow the below guidelines when visiting:

  • only visit if you really need to do so
  • follow social distancing measures when on site
  • wear a face covering
  • plan your visit, weekdays are less busy
  • sort waste and recycling before your visit to minimise time on site
  • all recycling containers are open
  • wash your hands before and after your visit


The LIFE+ Up & Forward recycling project has worked to encourage residents to waste less and recycle more in hard to reach communities across Greater Manchester.

GMWDA was funded by the EU LIFE+ programme to carry out the 2-year recycling project between 2013-2015 to demonstrate how improved communication can increase waste prevention and recycling in low performing urban areas.

The Up and Forward recycling project developed 12 campaigns based on four demographic themes linked to low performance.

  • Households
  • Students and Short Lets
  • Faith and Culture
  • Apartments

For more information and case studies, visit the Up and Forward project website.

Recycle for Greater Manchester