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


National Restrictions from 5th January – Recycling Centres will remain open

From Tuesday 5th January, a new national lockdown is in place. Household waste recycling centres across Greater Manchester will remain open throughout the period of the restrictions, however we are urging residents to only go if you need to.

The new national guidance means we all have to stay at home to stop the spread of COVID-19. The household waste recycling centres are to remain open as an essential public service.

When visiting, please follow the COVID-19 measures in place on site:

  • Sort your waste and recycling before you visit to save time, all recycling containers are open
  • Wear a face covering
  • Stay two metres (six feet) away from other visitors and staff at all times
  • Only one person to access a walkway/gantry at a time
  • Do not visit if you or anyone from your household have Covid-19 symptoms
  • 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

For more information, visit Recycling Centres opening times page

Recycle for Greater Manchester