WOODHOUSE LANE RECYCLING CENTRE



Opening Times

Monday to Sunday 8am – 8pm

Christmas Day – Closed

New Years Day – Closed

  • Visiting in a vehicle
  • Vans and twin axle trailers with permit
In July, the recycling rate for Woodhouse Lane Recycling Centre was 64%
Woodhouse Lane Recycling Centre

(off Sinderland Road),
Altrincham,
WA14 5TB

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Recycling centre rules

If you live in Greater Manchester (Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside or Trafford) you can use any of our household waste recycling centres free of charge for waste and recycling from your home. This includes waste from normal day-to-day household activities and DIY projects. If you live in Wigan, please use the recycling centres managed by Wigan council.

If you are visiting in a van, hire van, pick-up truck or using a vehicle with a twin axle trailer, you will need a permit

VAN PERMIT INFO

Please note: You will need to apply for a permit account 2 working days before your first visit.

  • No trade or business waste
  • No children and pets, please keep children and pets in vehicles at all times
  • Don’t block access for other road users




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Vans, pick-up trucks and twin axle trailers



Is there a height restriction barrier?
  • To make it easier to recycle we have removed the 2 metre height restrictions at our recycling centres (except Spring Vale in Rochdale and Every Street in Bury).
  • If you are using a van, hire van, pick-up truck or vehicle with a twin axle trailer, you will need to apply for a van permit before bringing your waste to the recycling centre.
  • This applies to household waste only– businesses and traders are still required to use the weighbridge to pay to dispose of their waste.
  • If you are disposing of asbestos you will still need to take it to one of our weighbridges and PPE will be required.
How many times can I visit?

The number of times you can visit the recycling centres in a year, depends on the type of vehicle you are using:

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

This includes: disability-adapted vehicles, SUVs, people carriers with multiple seats, bicycles, cargo bikes and bikes with a cargo trailer:

  • Cars with a twin axle trailer –18 visits a year
  • All vans, pick-up trucks, estate vans, city vans and chassis vans – 18 visits a year

You must apply for a van permit if you are coming to the recycling centre in a van, hire van, pick-up truck, or with a twin axle trailer.

Please note: You will need to apply for a permit account 2 working days before your first visit.

To help us monitor the number of visits, Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) and CCTV is used at the all recycling centres.

What can I take?

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.

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.

Renew shops and donations

Renew is an ambitious and unique project which aims to create value from waste to benefit Greater Manchester. It’s a joint initiative between R4GM & SUEZ UK. We take items donated at recycling centres across Greater Manchester, then we repair and renew them at our Renew Hub, ready to be resold to a new home. Browse our wide range of pre-loved items by visiting our Renew Shops or eBay page.

Money raised by the shops will go to support local communities through two Greater Manchester initiatives. Each year money raised through sales made in the Renew shops will be donated to Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity and Recycle for Greater Manchester Community Fund.

You can now donate a range of unwanted items at all recycling centres across Greater Manchester (except Reliance Street) to help stock our new Renew shops selling pre-loved household items at affordable prices, for more information visit our  Renew page

What can I donate?

Home & Furniture
  • Garden furniture
  • Tables, dining room furniture, sideboards
  • Sofas, chairs
  • Bed frames
  • Wardrobes, chest of draws, bed side tables
  • TV stands, TV units

*Any upholstered furniture must have the fire label attached

Toys & Games
  • Board games
  • Puzzles
  • Children’s toys
  • Books

*Any children’s toys must have the CE or UKCA mark

DIY & Gardening
  • Handheld tools (not electrical)
  • Ladders, step ladders (weighting label)
  • Wheelbarrows
  • Handheld gardening tools (not electrical)
Collectables & vintage
  • Suitcases, baskets, trunks (wooden or metal)
  • Musical instruments
  • Hand crank sewing machines
  • Crates, wooden boxes dolls, games
  • Old signage
  • Taxidermy
Bikes & Sports equipment
  • Scooters, bikes,
  • Darts boards,
  • Golf clubs, golf bags
  • Tennis rackets, snooker cues
  • Exercise equipment (not electrical)
Bric-a-brac
  • Mirrors, picture frames
  • Vases, ornaments
  • Tea sets, plates, dinner services
  • CD’s, LP’s, DVD’s
  • Garden ornaments
  • Dog creates, cat baskets

*Any glass items must have the kite mark

Electrical Items
  • Washing machines & dryers
  • Fridges & freezers
  • Dishwashers
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Electric cookers
  • Microwaves
  • Televisions (with remotes)
  • Other electrical items in good condition (e.g. hair straighteners, kettles, toasters)

*Items should be in good visual condition

Items that can’t be donated:

• Petrol / diesel / gas powered items
• Clothes, shoes & other textiles
• Toys containing chemical substances
• Mattresses
• Crash helmets
• Car seats
 Cots / highchairs / prams
• NHS equipment

Many of these items can still be recycled at the recycling centre, please look out for the container and recycling banks or ask an operative for advice.

 

Can I access the recycling centre on foot?

There is no pedestrian access at the household waste recycling centres. Residents without access to a vehicle can go to the entrance of the Recycling centre with a small amount of recycling or waste and hand it to a member of the SUEZ staff.

 

Recycling centre information

If you are visiting your local household waste recycling centre to dispose of household waste using your own van, hire van, pick-up truck or a twin axle trailer you will need a permit. Click for van permit information or  Apply now

If you live in Greater Manchester (Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside or Trafford) you can use any of our recycling centres free of charge for waste and recycling from your home. This includes waste from normal day-to-day household activities and DIY projects. If you live in Wigan, please use the recycling centres managed by Wigan council 

Please note: You will need to apply for a permit account 2 working days before your first visit.

  • No trade waste
  • Sort you waste and recycling before you visit
  • Please make sure you don’t block access for other road user
  • Please keep children and animals safe in the car

 

How many times can I visit?
  • The permit allows you to visit 18 times in a year (1stApril to 31st March).
  • If you are using a car towing a twin axle trailer, these 18 visits will also come out of the 52 visits a year you can make with your car
Is there a height restriction barrier?
  • To make it easier to recycle we have removed the 2 metre height restrictions at our recycling centres (except Spring Vale in Rochdale and Every Street in Bury).
  • If you are using a van, hire van, pick-up truck or vehicle with a twin axle trailer, you will need to apply for a van permit before bringing your waste to the recycling centre.
  • This applies to household waste only– businesses and traders are still required to use the weighbridge to pay to dispose of their waste.
  • If you are disposing of asbestos you will still need to take it to one of our weighbridges and PPE will be required.
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.

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.

Renew shops and donations

Renew is an ambitious and unique project which aims to create value from waste to benefit Greater Manchester. It’s a joint initiative between R4GM & SUEZ UK. We take items donated at recycling centres across Greater Manchester, then we repair and renew them at our Renew Hub, ready to be resold to a new home. Browse our wide range of pre-loved items by visiting our Renew Shops or eBay page.

Money raised by the shops will go to support local communities through two Greater Manchester initiatives. Each year money raised through sales made in the Renew shops will be donated to Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity and Recycle for Greater Manchester Community Fund.

You can now donate a range of unwanted items at all recycling centres across Greater Manchester (except Reliance Street) to help stock our new Renew shops selling pre-loved household items at affordable prices, for more information visit our  Renew page

What can I donate?

Home & Furniture
  • Garden furniture
  • Tables, dining room furniture, sideboards
  • Sofas, chairs
  • Bed frames
  • Wardrobes, chest of draws, bed side tables
  • TV stands, TV units

*Any upholstered furniture must have the fire label attached

Toys & Games
  • Board games
  • Puzzles
  • Children’s toys
  • Books

*Any children’s toys must have the CE or UKCA mark

DIY & Gardening
  • Handheld tools (not electrical)
  • Ladders, step ladders (weighting label)
  • Wheelbarrows
  • Handheld gardening tools (not electrical)
Collectables & vintage
  • Suitcases, baskets, trunks (wooden or metal)
  • Musical instruments
  • Hand crank sewing machines
  • Crates, wooden boxes dolls, games
  • Old signage
  • Taxidermy
Bikes & Sports equipment
  • Scooters, bikes,
  • Darts boards,
  • Golf clubs, golf bags
  • Tennis rackets, snooker cues
  • Exercise equipment (not electrical)
Bric-a-brac
  • Mirrors, picture frames
  • Vases, ornaments
  • Tea sets, plates, dinner services
  • CD’s, LP’s, DVD’s
  • Garden ornaments
  • Dog creates, cat baskets

*Any glass items must have the kite mark

Electrical Items
  • Washing machines & dryers
  • Fridges & freezers
  • Dishwashers
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Electric cookers
  • Microwaves
  • Televisions (with remotes)
  • Other electrical items in good condition (e.g. hair straighteners, kettles, toasters)

*Items should be in good visual condition

Items that can’t be donated:

• Petrol / diesel / gas powered items
• Clothes, shoes & other textiles
• Toys containing chemical substances
• Mattresses
• Crash helmets
• Car seats
 Cots / highchairs / prams
• NHS equipment

Many of these items can still be recycled at the recycling centre, please look out for the container and recycling banks or ask an operative for advice.







What can I take to the recycling centre?

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Batteries
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Fluorescent tubes
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Light bulbs
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Fridges and freezers
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Large electrical items
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Small electrical items
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Ink cartridges and toners
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TV and monitors
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Hardcore and rubble
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Soil
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Timber and wood
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Car batteries
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Engine oil
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Tyres
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Scrap metal
Aerosols
Aluminium cans
Aluminium foil
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Glass bottles and jars
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Plastic bottles
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Hard plastics
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Cardboard
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Garden waste
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Cooking oil
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Paint and paint cans
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Carpet
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Mattresses
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Furniture
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Media (Books, CDs and DVDs)
White outline image of a t-shirt and shoes on a yellow background
Clothes and textiles
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Household chemicals
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Gas bottles
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General waste



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