Every Street Recycling Centre is closed on Friday 18th September

If you are disposing of household waste in a vehicle under 2 metres high – Go to Cemetery Road Recycling Centre in Radcliffe

Every Street waste transfer facility is closed until Monday 21st September

If you are disposing of household waste in a vehicle over 2 metres high, business waste or plasterboard visit Salford Road waste transfer facility in Bolton.

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Virtual Heritage Open Days

Location: Manchester

See your recycling in action – virtually!

Ever wondered what happens to your recycling after it has been collected?

Here’s your chance to go 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 machines called Aladdin
  • 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)

You will be able to join a live event , watch our virtual tour and take part in a workshop and ask all those questions you have about recycling.

Dates and times

  • 16th September

10:30 – 12pm

1pm – 2.30pm

  • 17th September

10:30 – 12pm

1pm – 2.30pm

6.30pm – 8pm

  • 18th September

10:30 – 12pm

1pm – 2.30pm

How to book

Book your place by email education@recycleforgreatermanchester.com

  • The event is open to Greater Manchester residents only (excluding Wigan). When you email, please state the council area of Greater Manchester that you live in
  • We are holding these on Microsoft teams
  • We will contact you to make arrangements
  • Numbers for each event are limited. Book early to avoid disappointment
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