Local Restrictions from 2 December

All Recycling Centres will remain open

Please follow COVID-19 measures when you visit

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Recycling Centre visit limit information

New National Restrictions from 5 November – All Recycling Centres will remain open

When happens if someone is suspected of disposing of trade waste?

When a visitor is suspected of disposing of trade waste, we will check the type of waste they have in their vehicle.  We will provide them information about how and where to dispose of trade waste safely, legally and in the best way for the environment.

How will you prevent further fly tipping?

 We are working together with the  council enforcement teams across Greater Manchester to monitor fly tipping. They will investigate and prosecute where appropriate.

I visit the Recycling Centre more than once a week because I can’t fit all my general waste in my bin, what happens when I use up all my 52 visits?

If you think you will go over the limit, we advise you speak to your council’s waste and recycling team for advice on how to manage your waste. Most householders visit Recycling Centres around 12 times per year.

Is there a limit of visits if I use a hire vehicle?

Yes, hire vehicles, whether vans or cars will have the same limits. If you are using a hire vehicle, please bring your hire documents with you, as well as proof of address.

I’m doing DIY on my house so I need to visit more frequently than once a week, what should I do?

You can visit more than once a week as long as you don’t go over 52 visits in a year.

Why can’t I walk into a Recycling Centre?

The Recycling Centres are very busy, and designed for vehicle-access, not pedestrian access. There are no safe access routes or pavements.

Also, this is to stop traders  illegally using the Recycling Centres  who park outside and carry in their business waste on foot.

I don’t have a car, can I still take my waste and recycling to a Recycling Centre?

Following social distancing guidelines, SUEZ operatives will not be able to take any waste from visitors.

What is the rubble limit?

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.

Why is there a rubble limit?

A restriction on the amount of rubble that can be disposed of is being introduced as it is recognised that rubble is one of the main types of waste that traders are disposing of unlawfully at the household waste recycling centres. Residents of Greater Manchester are still able to dispose of rubble if they have carried the work out at home by themselves. 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.

What is classed as rubble?

You can take hardcore and rubble 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.

This includes:

Does the rubble have to be in bags?

No, it can be loose but a SUEZ operative may want to inspect how much you are disposing of and require information about where it came from. It would be advisable to bring proof of address as it might be required. You can only bring rubble if you have carried out the work at your home yourself.

Can I visit more than once a day with five bags each time?

Yes, you can visit more than once a day as long as you are within your allocated number of visits. However a SUEZ operative may want to inspect how much you are disposing of and require information about where it came from. It would be advisable to bring proof of address as it might be required. You can only bring rubble if you have carried out the work at your home yourself.

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