Some Recycling Centres are open following social distancing guidelines. Check opening times before you visit.

Please only visit if you really need to.

Odd and even number plate system will be in place.   You can only visit the Recycling Centres on certain days depending on your vehicle number plate.

If you go, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times

Wash your hands as soon as you get home

Read important information before you visit


Household waste recycling centre service update – some items for recycling to be accepted


Household Waste and Recycling Centres in Greater Manchester will start to accept a limited range of items for recycling from this Saturday, 16 May.
Residents will be able to bring:

  • garden waste
  • cardboard
  • wood

General waste will continue to be accepted and residents can bring small items of bulky waste that cannot fit in their household waste bin, however we are not able to accept any electrical items, white goods, mattresses or rubble. Containers for these items will be introduced over the coming weeks.

The restrictions and safety measures that have helped to ensure the success of the partial reopening measures introduced on 2 May will remain in place.
These include:

  • Social distancing, with only one person allowed out of a vehicle and staff are not able to help with unloading vehicles
  • Traffic management in place
  • Access to vehicles only every other day, based on whether they have an odd or an even number plate
  • Restricted opening hours

For more information on the restrictions in place please visit the Recycling Centre opening times page

In addition, residents need to bring a proof of Greater Manchester address (not including Wigan) with them, such as a council tax, gas, or electricity bill.

One of the Household Waste and Recycling Centres currently that is closed – Chester Road in Stretford – will reopen, while the site at Cemetery Road, Radcliffe, will see its opening hours extended to 8am-6pm.

Most Household Waste and Recycling Centres in Greater Manchester reopened on 2 May for general waste only.
Since then residents have followed advice to visit only if necessary and as a result the sites have operated without being affected by long queues.
Residents are still being asked to store other items for recycling at home if they can, until the Recycling Centres are open as normal.

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