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…


Only one Earth

Activity idea

This interactive activity links the actual items collected for recycling with the raw materials and natural resources used in their manufacture. The activity encourages your group to consider the effects and impacts that using that natural resource has on the earth.


Access to electronic white board or laptop and projector screen with sound. Arrange your group into small discussion groups.

How to do the activity

Play powerpoint presentation and follow instructions. There are several discussion sections followed by an animated films giving summary information.

(Please note this activity is still being developed)

See also

An explanation for the term reduce.....

Recycle for Greater Manchester