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Compost Donation Scheme

Compost Donation Scheme

Recycle for Greater Manchester & SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK are committed to creating value from waste to benefit Greater Manchester.

As part of this commitment, we are focused on creating a circular economy. Suez have worked with Brosters and their partners SED to create organic, certified to PAS 100 standard, peat free compost from Greater Manchester’s food and garden waste.

Bulk compost in 1 tonne bags can be requested by community groups, education establishments and voluntary sector organisations within Greater Manchester (Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside and Trafford.) Please note that Wigan is not part of the GMCA waste arrangements.

• Registered Charity (charity number must be provided)

• Not-for-profit organisation (defined as a registered legal entity that does not make a private profit for directors, members, or shareholders)

• Community, Neighbourhood or Voluntary Group (eg. Friends of…, allotment society)

• Faith group

• School, College or University

Please download the application form, fill it out and email to

Compost will be delivered free of charge to eligible groups (as above).

Please note the compost is delivered in a 1 tonne bag so it will be unloaded from a wagon with a tipper/ grabbing arm similar to those used to transport gravel.

Your location MUST be accessible to a large delivery wagon.

Yes, the compost is peat free and certified to PAS 100 standard.

Deliveries will be made Monday to Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm. You can request a preferred date, but we cannot guarantee this. All delivery dates will be confirmed upon approval of request. Time slots cannot be allocated.

No sorry, groups are only eligible for one tonne bulk bag within 12 months.

Applications are processed within 10 working days excluding weekends and bank holidays. If you have not had notification back after this period, please contact

Please note that the renew compost cannot be sold on to a third party.

Download the Application Form

Complete this form and email it to

Recycle for Greater Manchester