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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Longley Lane R4GM Visitor Centre

See how recycling is sorted from over a million homes.

A visit includes:

  • A  tour of the Materials Recovery Facility
  • See how your plastic bottles are sorted using infrared lasers
  • Find out how glass bottles and jars are given a clean using cyclones
  • Watch how we turn your aluminium drinks cans and foil into biscuits (not suitable for eating)

A selection of tailored interactive activities

  • Right Stuff Right Bin – Which bin is which?
  • Interactive games on iPads
  • One Earth – Why does it matter?

Visits are suitable for:

  • Groups within the Greater Manchester waste contract area (which excludes Wigan)
  • Primary school classes (Year 3 and above)
  • Guide and Scout groups (7 years old and above)
  • Secondary and Higher Education students studying environmental and STEM subjects
  • Further Education students studying environmental and STEM courses
  • Adult community groups

Have you considered an online session with one of our education officers instead?

Centre Information

Address

Longley Lane Education Centre

Longley Lane

Sharston

M22 4RQ

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