From the 1st December 2021, you will need a permit if you are visiting your local Household Waste Recycling Centre to dispose of household waste using your own van, pick-up truck or a twin axle trailer

Use the link below to find out more information and apply for your permit. Please note: you will need to provide a copy of your V5C form (logbook) and current proof of address.

Please note: visitors using a standard car or a vehicle adapted for wheelchair users do NOT need a permit to use the Recycling Centres unless you intend to visit with a twin axle trailer.

Van and twin axle permit

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Business and trade waste

You cannot take business or trade waste to any of the Recycling Centres. These are strictly for household waste and recycling only. You can dispose of your business or trade waste at a SUEZ waste transfer facility. PPE must be worn when visiting.

Every business that produces waste in the UK has a legal ‘duty of care’ to manage it properly until it’s recycled or disposed of. You must register to carry your own waste and keep the correct paperwork for at least two years.

SUEZ operate 6 waste transfer stations, see below for details on locations, opening times, and the types of business waste accepted at each:

What counts as business waste?

Important information before you visit:

You must be registered for a waste carrier’s licence (link opens in new tab) if you do any of these as part of your business:

Business waste is chargeable

See below for the latest fees.

For regular visits

You will need to set up an account, please send an email to contractmanagergm.uk@suez.com. Please allow up to 3 days for your account to be set up.

You will be asked to fill in a credit application form and a Direct Debit form. You will need to provide the following information:

One-off visits

If you are just making a one-off visit to dispose of your business waste, you don’t have to set up an account. When you visit, you will need a credit or debit card to make payment. You will still need to wear the required PPE listed below.


You must wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

For health and safety reasons, PPE must be worn when visiting the waste transfer facilities.

If you do not wear the correct PPE, you will not be able to dispose of your waste and recycling.

You must wear:

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Please follow the COVID-19 measures when you visit

What do I do with hazardous waste?

If you are disposing of hazardous waste you will need a consignment note, please visit complete a consignment note (opens in new tab) for more details. The consignment note must stay with hazardous waste until it reaches its final destination.

How much does it cost to dispose of business waste?

Business waste is chargeable.

When you visit you will need to pay the following fees (prices do not include VAT).

Duty of care (valid for 12 months) is £1.49.

Business Price List (1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021)

Public check/weigh is £13.04.

Certificate of destruction is £61.01.

Category Unit of Measure Price Min price (500KG)
Confidential waste paper Tonne £259.59 £129.80
CRTs Each £7.14
Fridges Each £25.39
General Tonne £169.77 £84.89
Green Tonne £82.36 £41.18
Gypsum/plasterboard Tonne £168.65 £84.32
Hardcore Tonne £40.61 £20.30
Lamps Each £1.03
WEEE Tonne £63.39 £31.70
Paper/cardboard Tonne £33.86 £16.93
Polystyrene Tonne £546.84 £273.42
Scrap metal Tonne Free Free
Trade confidential  Tonne £503.45 £251.73
Wood Tonne £99.75 £49.88

Waste transfer facilities

You can dispose of your business waste at one of the sites listed below. Please note the opening times and the type of waste that is accepted varies between facilities.

All facilities are closed on Christmas Day (25th December) and New Year’s Day (1st January).

You cannot take business waste to any of the Recycling Centres. This is strictly for household waste and recycling only.

Waste Transfer Facility Opening times Types of business waste not accepted
Arkwright Street, Oldham, OL9 9LZ Mon to Fri – 7am to 6pm

Sat and Sun – 7am to 5pm

Bank holidays – 7am to 6pm

25 Dec – Closed

26 Dec – Closed

1 Jan – Closed

Asbestos
Garden waste
Wood
Rubble
Confidential waste paper
Bayley Street, Stalybridge, SK15 1PZ Mon to Fri – 7am to 5pm

Sat – 7am to 1pm

Sun – Closed

Bank holidays – 7am to 5pm

25 Dec – Closed

26 Dec – Closed

1 Jan – Closed

Asbestos
Fridges
TVs and monitors
Small electrical items
Garden waste
Rubble
Wood
Confidential waste paper
Bredbury Park Way, Bredbury, SK6 2SN Mon to Fri – 7am to 6pm

Sat – 7am to 5pm

Sun – 7am to 5pm

Bank holidays – 7am until 6pm

25 Dec – Closed

26 Dec – Closed

1 Jan – Closed

Asbestos
Confidential waste paper
CRTs
Fridges
TVs and monitors
Small electrical items
Garden waste
Rubble
Wood
Paper and cardboard
Polystyrene
Lamps
Chichester Street is currently closed to trade waste and vehicles over 2m for essential maintenance and will reopen later in 2021.
Cobden Street, Salford, M6 6NA Mon to Fri – 7am to 5pm

Sat – 7am to 1pm

Sun – Closed

Bank Holidays – 7am to 5pm

25 Dec – Closed

26 Dec – Closed

1 Jan – Closed

Asbestos
Fridges
TVs and monitors
Small electrical items
Garden waste
Rubble
Confidential waste paper
Every Street, Bury, BL9 5BE Mon to Fri – 7.30am to 5pm

Sat – 8am to 1pm

Sun – Closed

Bank Holidays – 10am to 5pm

25 Dec – Closed

26 Dec – Closed

1 Jan – Closed

Asbestos
Fridges
TVs and monitors
Small electrical items
Garden waste
Rubble
Wood
Confidential waste paper
Longley Lane is currently closed to trade waste and vehicles over 2m for essential maintenance and will reopen in 2022.
Reliance Street, Manchester, M40 3EZ Closed for construction works until Summer 2021

25 Dec – Closed

26 Dec – Closed

1 Jan – Closed

Asbestos
Paper and card
Confidential waste paper
Salford Road, Bolton, BL5 1DG Mon to Sat – 7am to 5pm

Sun and Bank Holidays – 10am to 4pm

25 Dec – Closed

26 Dec – Closed

1 Jan – Closed

Asbestos
Fridges
TVs and monitors
Small electrical items
Confidential waste paper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where else can I recycle and dispose of my business waste?

Council business waste collection services

Bolton council

Bury council

Oldham council

Salford council

Tameside council

Trafford council

For more useful information visit

Recycle for Greater Manchester