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.

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Virtual Sessions

Virtual Sessions

Interested in a virtual session?

Find out how what happens to the recycling from over a million homes in Greater Manchester.

See how your plastic bottles are sorted using lasers, find out how glass bottles and jars are given a clean using cyclones and watch how we turn your aluminium drinks cans and foil into biscuits (not suitable for eating).

Our virtual classroom sessions delivered by our Education Officer include:

– A virtual tour of the Materials Recovery Facility where mixed recycling is sorted
– Right Stuff, Right Bin interactive activity
– A chance to ask your recycling questions and get expert answers

Our online sessions are suitable for:

– Groups within the Greater Manchester waste contract area (which excludes Wigan).


– Primary school classes (Our standard online session suitable for Year 3 and above but we can arrange a bespoke session for Year 1 and 2).


– Home education groups.


– Scout and Guide groups (our standard online session is aimed at ages 7 and above but we can arrange a bespoke session with the younger sections).


– Secondary and Higher Education students studying environmental and STEM subjects.


– Further Education students studying environmental and STEM courses.


– Adult community groups, businesses and organisations.

Book your virtual session

To book your virtual session please email education@recycleforgreatermanchester.com with the following information:

  • Contact Name
  • Contact Email
  • Contact Phone Number
  • Name of school or community group
  • Location of school or group
  • Age group
  • Preferred dates/times

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