From Monday  9th May 2022 residents using a vehicle over 2 metres high will be able to access the household waste recycling centres across Greater Manchester to dispose of household waste. (Except Springvale, Rochdale, and Every St, Bury)

All vans (including hire vans) and pick-up trucks will require a permit. Apply here.

Disposal of asbestos will still be at the weighbridge and PPE will be required.

Strictly no trade waste.

More info…


Donate at your local recycling centre

Do you have unwanted items that are too good to throw away? We’ve set up 15 donate containers at recycling centres across Greater Manchester. Your donations will be cleaned and repaired and will help stock our Renew shops.


How to donate

Donation containers are located at:

• Hurstwood Court (Bolton)
• Salford Road (Bolton)
• Cemetery Road (Bury)
• Every Street (Bury)
• Longley Lane (Manchester)
• Lumns Lane (Manchester)
• Arkwright Street (Oldham)
• Chichester Street (Rochdale)
• Springvale (Rochdale)
• Cobden Street (Salford)
• Boysnope Wharf (Salford)
•  Bredbury (Stockport)
• Adswood Road (Stockport)
• Bayley Street (Tameside)
•  Woodhouse Lane (Trafford)

Items that can be donated:


*Any upholstered furniture must have the fire label attached


*Any children’s toys must have the CE or UKCA mark


*Any glass items must have the kite mark

Collectables and vintage

Bikes & Sports equipment


Electrical Items

*Items should be in good visual condition

Look out for the donation containers with this sign on


Charitable donations infographic

Items that can’t be accepted:

• Petrol/diesel/gas powered items
• Clothes, shoes & other textiles
• Toys containing chemical substances
• Mattresses
• Crash helmets
• Car seats
• Cots/highchairs/prams
• NHS equipment

Many of these items can still be recycled at the recycling centre, please look out for the container and recycling banks or ask an operative for advice.

Frequently asked questions

Recycle for Greater Manchester