From the 1st December 2021, you will need a permit if you are visiting your local Household Waste Recycling Centre to dispose of household waste using your own van, pick-up truck or a twin axle trailer

Use the link below to find out more information and apply for your permit. Please note: you will need to provide a copy of your V5C form (logbook) and current proof of address.

Please note: visitors using a standard car or a vehicle adapted for wheelchair users do NOT need a permit to use the Recycling Centres unless you intend to visit with a twin axle trailer.

Van and twin axle permit

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Virtual Open Day- Manchester Education Centre (Evening)

Date: Tuesday 8th February, 2022
Time: 6:30 pm until 7:30 pm
Location: Manchester

See your recycling in action!

Have you ever wondered what happens to your recycling after it has been collected?

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.

A Virtual tour of the Materials Recovery Facility

  • 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
  •  Watch how we turn your aluminium drinks cans and foil into biscuits (not suitable for eating)

How to book

  • Numbers for each tour are limited.  Book early to avoid disappointment.
  • Visit is open to Greater Manchester residents only (Excluding Wigan).
  • Visitors under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
  • This event is free of charge.

Location: Virtual
Contact: Education Team education@recycleforgreatermanchester.com
Telephone: 0161 778 7109

Recycle for Greater Manchester