All Recycling Centres remain open (updated 5th January 2021)

Please follow the below guidelines when visiting:

  • only visit if you really need to do so
  • follow social distancing measures when on site
  • wear a face covering
  • plan your visit, weekdays are less busy
  • sort waste and recycling before your visit to minimise time on site
  • all recycling containers are open
  • wash your hands before and after your visit


How to use a Recycling Centre

Who can use the Recycling Centres

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. You are not allowed to dispose of any business waste. This includes:

Number of times you can visit a Recycling Centre

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

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

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

To help us monitor number of visits, Automatic Number Plate Recognition and CCTV is used at the Recycling Centre.
For more information, visit the Recycling Centre visit limit information page.

Before you visit a Recycling Centre

Sort your waste and recycling 

There are over 22 containers at your local Recycling Centre for different types of waste. To help us recycle as much as possible, please separate your waste and recycling into different types:

Visit our A-Z recycling guide for more information.

Check the height of your vehicle

All of the Recycling Centres have a height barrier at the entrance.

If you are using a vehicle is over 2 metres high such as a hire vehicle, trailer or SUV you will need to use our waste transfer facilities for council and high-sided vehicles.

There is no pedestrian access for visitors as there no safe access routes or pavements. Following social distancing guidelines, staff at the Recycling Centres will not be able to take any waste from visitors.

Check opening times

Opening times vary – please check before you visit.

Loading your vehicle

When you load your vehicle, use bags and boxes to separate different types of items so you can easily put them in the right container when you arrive at the Recycling Centre.

When you arrive at the Recycling Centre

Follow the COVID-19 measures when you visit


The Recycling Centres operate a one way system, expect queuing during busy periods.

Speed limit

The speed limit at all Recycling Centres is 5 miles per hour.


Reverse park in to the parking bays, put your handbrake and switch your engine off.

Personal belongings

Make sure you put your personal belongings somewhere safe, if you accidentally drop your keys, mobile phone or wallet in one of the containers, it is very difficult for staff to retrieve it for you.

Ask a member of staff

If you are unsure where your items go, please ask a member of staff who will be happy to help.

Leaving the Recycling Centre

Close your boot

Make sure you close all your doors including your boot to avoid damage to your vehicle.

Recycle for Greater Manchester