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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Open Day – Salford Road Solar Farm

Date: Wednesday 1st June, 2022
Time: 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm
Location: Bolton

See how sunlight is converted into electricity!

Here’s your chance to visit the largest public sector owned solar farm in the North West.

  • See how sunlight is used to generate electricity
  • Find out how the site fits in with the waste contract in Greater Manchester
  • Find out what happens in the adjacent Recycling Centre

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.
  • Please note: there are no welfare facilities on site and the whole visit will take place outside. Be prepared for the weather.

Book your place by telephone or email.

Location: Salford Road, Bolton, BL5 1DG
Contact: Education Team
Telephone: 0161 778 7109

Recycle for Greater Manchester