We've made some changes to our Cookies Policy and we want you to know what this means for you and your data.
Please only visit if you really need to.
Odd and even number plate system will be in place. You can only visit the Recycling Centres on certain days depending on your vehicle number plate.
If you go, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
Wash your hands as soon as you get home
• General waste (including small bulky items)
• Garden waste (no soil)
This is a staged reopening and we will gradually introduce more recycling containers over the coming weeks. With social distancing measures in place, we will have a one in, one out system, so by only allowing 4 containers for every 2 cars, it will protect staff and visitors as this reduces the need for people to walk around on site to dispose of various items. It also allows the traffic to flow, reducing queuing times.
If anyone in your household has Coronavirus symptoms, please dispose of your personal waste following Government guidance, this includes:
This is a staged reopening, with a limited number of facilities open. We are not able to accept waste from anyone in a transit van, even if it fits under the 2 metres height barrier, it is still not allowed. We are continually reviewing the situation and following Government issued guidelines. Please regularly check this website for updates.
This is a staged reopening, with a limited number of facilities open. Currently we are not allowing access for vehicles over 2m. We are continually reviewing the situation and following Government issued guidelines. Please regularly check our website for updates.
No, please store this waste at home. The Recycling Centres have opened for essential use only. Please think about others at this difficult time and only go to the Recycling Centres if you are struggling to cope with your bin collections and cannot store your waste safely at home. This is a staged reopening and will be continually reviewed following Government guidelines.
Please store electrical items safely at home. Please do not put these in any of your wheelie bins at home as they can spark and cause fires. Please do not bring them to the Recycling Centre as you will be asked to take them home.
Some of the Recycling Centres are located on a site where the council vehicles tip off the waste and recycling from your bin collections. By closing the Recycling Centres during the week means that your council’s bin collection vehicles can access the site during the week and avoid any delays in emptying your bins. This is a staged reopening and will be continually reviewed
Defra guidance around opening up the Recycling Centres has changed and we recognise that many of us are producing more waste whilst spending time at home, so to ease pressure on the council bin collections, it was agreed by the GMCA and the 9 councils to open some of the Recycling Centres. This is a staged reopening, gradually expanding the number of recycling containers on the sites.
We had to keep some of the Recycling Centres closed because of:
We expect the Recycling Centres will be extremely busy. We are temporarily introducing an odd and even number plate system to help us manage traffic and reduce queuing. This means you can only visit the Recycling Centres on certain days depending on your vehicle number plate.
If the last number of your vehicle number plate is 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8 this is an even number plate.
If the last number of your vehicle number plate is 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9 this is an odd number plate.
Visit Recycling Centre opening times web page for more information.
SUEZ have reorganised the layout of the Recycling Centres and introduced social distancing measures. Only a limited number of cars will be allowed on site at any one time with a one in, one out policy. For every 2 parking bays there will be 4 containers; one each for cardboard, wood, garden waste (excluding soil) and general waste including small bulky items.
The Recycling Centres are very busy, and designed for vehicle-access, not pedestrian access. There are no safe access routes or pavements. Following social distance guidelines SUEZ operatives will not be able to take any waste from visitors.
ANPR and CCTV will still be used to monitor the number of vehicle using the Recycling Centres. Any visits made before 1st April 2020 will not be counted towards your annual allowance for this year. Individual vehicle visit numbers will be monitored to identify any suspected trade waste abuse. Traders are not allowed to use the Recycling Centres.
Our Recycling Centres are much busier than the ones in Wigan with an average of 2,000 vehicles a day. In order to keep traffic moving and get people through the Recycling Centre quickly and safely as possible, you can only take general waste at the moment.
The weighbridges operated by SUEZ are still open. You can still use these if you have a registered account with SUEZ. For more information, please visit the business waste webpage.