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Arkwright Street Recycling Centre

Arkwright Street, Oldham, OL9 9LZ

Important information about building and DIY waste

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.

If you are recycling or disposing of business waste, visit the business waste page.

All Recycling Centres are closed

Following on from the Prime Minister’s announcement on 23 March 2020 all Recycling Centres are closed until further notice. Please stay at home.

Arkwright Street Recycling Centre Location Map

40%

In January, the recycling rate for Arkwright Street Recycling Centre was 40%

Car Large

Vehicles under 2 metres high

Opening Times

Closed

Entrance

Sort your waste and recycling before you visit, so you can easily put it in the right container.

Using a hire vehicle?

Take your hire vehicle documents with you when you visit.

Vehicles under 2 metres high - What can I take to the Recycling Centre?

Vehicles over 2 metres high

Opening Times

Closed

Entrance

Due to the height barrier you will not be able to access the main Recycling Centre entrance. Please use the entrance where council and high-sided vehicles go.

Important information before you visit

Take a proof of address (print or online)

You will need to take your most recent council tax bill or utility bill – gas, electric or landline telephone relating to the property where the waste is from.  Mobile phone bills and driver’s licence are not accepted.

Using a hire vehicle

Take your hire vehicle documents with you.

Personal protective equipment (PPE)

For health and safety reasons, PPE must be worn when recycling or disposing of waste at Arkwright Street via the entrance where council and high-sided vehicles go.

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

You must wear:

  • a high visibility jacket
  • protective footwear
  • a safety helmet
  • protective gloves

Vehicles over 2 metres high - What can I take to the Recycling Centre?

Vehicles over 2 metres high - What can I take to the Recycling Centre?

Vehicles under 2 metres high - What can I take to the Recycling Centre?

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