Every Street Recycling Centre is closed on Friday 18th September

If you are disposing of household waste in a vehicle under 2 metres high – Go to Cemetery Road Recycling Centre in Radcliffe

Every Street waste transfer facility is closed until Monday 21st September

If you are disposing of household waste in a vehicle over 2 metres high, business waste or plasterboard visit Salford Road waste transfer facility in Bolton.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update and advice

Are Recycling Centres open?

All Recycling Centres are open. For the latest information about Recycling Centres, please read all the information on the Recycling Centres Opening Times web page before you visit.

Are waste transfer facilities for vehicles over 2 metres high open?

Yes. Waste transfer facilities for van, hire vehicles or trailers over 2 metres high have opened.

What should I do with cement bonded asbestos, gypsum or plasterboard?

You can take household asbestos and plasterboard to a waste transfer facility.

Are my bins going to be collected as normal?

Your council’s bin collection crews are working hard to ensure your bins are collected. However, there may be changes to your collection service.

Please check your local council for up to date information and to report any missed collections.

DIY waste

Recycling Centres accept DIY waste such as:

You can take household asbestos and plasterboard to a waste transfer facility.

Reusable items

Some charity shops are reopening mid-June. Please visit the charity shop website for information about donations.

Can I pay someone to get rid of my waste?

You have a legal Duty of Care to ensure your household waste is disposed of correctly. You can be prosecuted even if your waste is fly tipped by someone else on your behalf. If it’s your waste, it’s your responsibility. Always use a registered waste carrier to collect your waste. Find a registered waste carrier in your area on the Environment Agency’s website. For more information visit the fly tipping page.

What should I do with personal waste?

Guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection:

Personal waste (such as used tissues) and disposable cleaning cloths can be stored securely within disposable rubbish bags. These bags should be placed into another bag, tied securely and kept separate from other waste. This should be put aside for at least 72 hours before being put in your usual external household waste bin.  Please put disposable gloves and face masks in your general waste bin.

Other household waste can be disposed of as normal.

For more information, visit GOV.UK

What should I do with face coverings and personal protective equipment (PPE) used for social distancing?

Remove PPE carefully, and avoid touching the inside of your face covering.

After you remove your PPE or face covering, wash your hands or use hand sanitiser.

If you need to throw away used face coverings or PPE, such as gloves:

You do not need to:

For more information, visit GOV.UK

What should I do with ashes from a barbecue or a chiminea?

Cold ashes from wood and coal go in your general waste bin. Never put ashes straight into a bin. Hot ashes could melt the plastic and cause a fire.

Do I need to wear a face covering?

Following the Government announcement that the wearing of face coverings will become mandatory from 24th July in shops and supermarkets, we can confirm that the use of face coverings will not be enforced when visiting the Household Recycling Centres in Greater Manchester, as these are outdoor open spaces. We do ask visitors to observe the site rules:

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