Recycling Centres are now open 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week*

Sites are experiencing high volumes of traffic, please plan your visit.

Please follow the below guidelines when visiting:

  • follow social distancing measures when on site
  • wear a face covering to protect yourself, staff, and other users
  • plan your visit, weekdays are less busy
  • sort waste and recycling before your visit to minimise time on site
  • expect queues
  • all recycling containers are open
  • wash your hands before and after your visit

*Find your nearest site for further details


Let’s Compost Now: win a free compost bin

Hedgehog in a garden

Win a free compost bin

There is not much work around the garden at this time of year, but you can get ready for Spring by winning a compost or a bokashi bin in our #LetsCompostingNow competition. We are giving away ten 220 litre compost bins and two Bokashi bins every week for the next 9 weeks!

To enter you just need to correctly answer our compost related question and let us know whether you want to win a Bokashi bin or 220 litre compost bin. At the end of the week, we will randomly choose ten winners.

Enter via our Facebook page.

To win you must live in one of our Greater Manchester districts (Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Manchester, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside or Trafford). Please read over our Terms and Conditions along with the Privacy Notice before entering.

For useful home composting information visit this page on our website (opens in new tab).

This week’s Let’s Compost Now competition question…

Can you put coffee grounds in your home compost?

Is the answer…

A: Yes
B: No

Please send us your answer via our Facebook page and don’t forget to tell us which type of compost bin you want to win. Good luck!

Recycle for Greater Manchester