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Manchester Open Day

Date: Monday 30th March, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm
Location: Manchester

See your recycling in action!

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  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)

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 between 7 and 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Sorry no under 7 year olds.
  • This event is free of charge.

Book your place by telephone or email.

Location: Longley Lane, Sharston M22 4RQ
Contact: Education Team (education@recycleforgreatermanchester.com)
Telephone: 0161 778 7109

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From Monday 18th November – new opening times

 If you are using a vehicle over two metres to dispose of your waste and recycling.

If you are disposing plasterboard or asbestos.

Recycle for Greater Manchester