If you are using a waste transfer facility to dispose of:

You must wear personal protective equipment.


Your Recycling Centre details

Cobden Street Recycling Centre

Cobden Street, Salford, M6 6NA

Please only visit if it’s essential. You must follow social distancing guidelines.

For household waste only. No trade waste allowed.

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.

Number of visits

The number of times you can visit Greater Manchester Suez Recycling Centres in a year, depends on the size of your vehicle:

  • Cars and cars with single axle trailers – 52 visits a year

This includes: disability-adapted vehicles, SUVs, people carriers with multiple seats (under 2 metres high), bicycles, cargo bikes and bikes with a cargo trailer.

  • Cars with a double axle trailer – 18 visits a year
  • Vehicles up to 3.5 tonne gross vehicle weight: 18 visits a year

This includes pickup trucks, estate vans, city vans and chassis vans

  • Vans over 3.5 tonnes can visit 12 times a year
To help us monitor number of visits, Automatic Number Plate Recognition and CCTV is used at the Recycling Centre.

Follow Recycling Centre social distancing measures

Following the Government announcement that the wearing of face coverings will become mandatory from 24th July in shops and supermarkets, we can confirm that the use of face coverings will not be enforced when visiting the Household Recycling Centres in Greater Manchester, as these are outdoor open spaces. We do ask visitors to observe the site rules:

  • Stay two metres (six feet) away from other visitors and staff at all times
  • Only one person at a time to dispose of waste in any container
  • 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

Recycling Centre Rules

  • No trade waste
  • vehicles under 2 metres only (If your vehicle is over 2 metres high, visit the vehicles over 2 metres high page)
  • No pedestrian access
  • SUEZ staff will not be able to help unload your vehicle
  • Please expect to queue for longer than usual due to social distancing restrictions in place. Please make sure you don’t block access for other road users

What can I take to the Recycling Centre?

Please make sure you separate your waste and recycling so you can put them in the right container when you arrive.

Please check our A-Z recycling guide for a full list of what you can take.

We do not accept:

  • asbestos
  • plasterboard
  • food waste

You can take household asbestos and plasterboard to a waste transfer facility.

Important information about rubble

You can take hardcore and rubble from DIY projects to a Recycling Centre. You are limited to the amount of rubble you can take in one visit. The limit is five (900mm x 600mm) rubble sacks per visit.

Rubble includes:

  • bricks
  • ceramics
  • clay
  • concrete
  • paving slabs
  • rubble
  • sand
  • stones
  • tiles
  • soil

Opening times

Monday to Sunday 8am – 6pm

Contact details

07881 385 059

Cobden Street Recycling Centre Location Map
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Vehicles under 2 metres high

Opening Times

Monday to Sunday 8am – 6pm

Cars and vans under 2 metres high only

Contact Details

07881 385 059

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

Vehicles over 2 metres high

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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