North West of England: local restrictions

Recycling Centres are open as normal

  • Do not visit if you or anyone from your household have Covid-19 symptoms
  • Stay two metres (six feet) away from other visitors and staff at all times
  • Only one person at a time to dispose of waste in any container
  • Only one person to access a walkway/gantry at a time
  • Two people from the same household may leave their vehicle only to carry large items
  • Other passengers must remain in the car
  • Wash your hands regularly

Final phase in reopening of the Household Waste Recycling Centres

Cemetery Road Recycling Centre

All 20 Household Waste Recycling Centres across Greater Manchester are now open 7 days a week. From Monday 13th July, vehicles with trailers will be accepted as part of the final phase of the reopening plan. No trade waste is accepted at the recycling centres. Traders wanting to dispose of their waste should go to any of the seven weighbridges at the waste transfer stations operated by SUEZ.

The waste transfer stations will also be open from 13th July for residents to dispose of asbestos and plasterboard, and for residents with vehicles over 2 metres. Full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) must be worn when using the waste transfer stations, because it is an operational site used by council bin collection vehicles, HGVs and traders. All users must wear PPE at all times. The PPE that must be worn includes:
• High-vis jacket or vest
• Safety boots
• Safety helmet
• Protective gloves
• Safety gloves

These can be bought at most DIY shops. PPE has always been a requirement at the waste transfer stations and would normally be supplied to members of the public using the site. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, this is now not possible due to the risk of spreading Covid-19 from PPE that others have worn.

If you cannot get PPE to use at the waste transfer station, you could hire a private skip or a private removal company. You could also check if your local council is currently running a bulky waste collection service, and if so, what items they can take.

Asbestos is classed as hazardous waste therefore we recommend it is removed and disposed of by a professional company. If you do remove it from your home yourself, you can find more information by visiting our what do I do with asbestos? page.

Any waste produced by tradespeople or builders you hired to carry out improvements, repair or alterations to your home is classed as business waste and can’t be disposed of at any of our Recycling Centres. Always ask a tradesperson to include waste disposal in their quote.

Please only visit if it is essential and follow the social distancing rules in place on site. For more information before you visit, go to our recycling centre opening times page.

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