Recycling Centres

What happens to my recycling?

Find out what happens to the recycling that you take to any of the 20 Recycling Centres across Greater Manchester.

Aerosol can



Car batteries

Cooking oil

Engine oil

Fluorescent tubes

Foil and foil trays

Food tins and drink cans

Fridges and freezers

Garden waste

Gas bottles

Glass bottles and jars

Hardcore and rubble

Large electrical items

Media (Books, CDs and DVDs)

Paper and shredded paper

Plastic bottles

Print cartridges

Scrap metal

Small electrical items


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.

Recycle for Greater Manchester