Our Education Centres


Our Education Centres are back open for visits! Find out what happens to your waste and see your recycling in action!

Here’s your chance to see behind the scenes at our Materials Recovery Facility at Longley Lane in Manchester to see how recycling is sorted and separated from over a million homes.

See how your plastic bottles are sorted using near infra-red 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)

– Numbers for each tour are limited.

– Visits are free and open to Greater Manchester residents only (Excluding Wigan).

– Visitors between 7 and 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Sorry no under 7 year olds.


Location: Longley Lane Education Centre, Longley Lane, Manchester M22 4RQ
Contact: recycle4gm@greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk
Telephone: 0161 778 7109

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