Some Recycling Centres are open following social distancing guidelines. Check opening times before you visit.

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

Read important information before you visit

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Recycling Centres Opening Times – For essential visits only

Please only visit if it’s essential.

Some Recycling Centres are open. Please follow social distancing guidelines. 

Please only visit if you really need to. Please store your waste safely if you can or wait for your next bin collection day.

Queuing outside of the Recycling Centres will be restricted. You may be asked to leave and return at a later time.

You can take:

from 16th May you can take general waste, garden waste, cardboard, wood and timber to a Recycling Centre

Please make sure you separate your waste and recycling so you can put them in the right container when you arrive.

We will NOT be accepting items such as:

Important information before you visit

Check your vehicle number plate

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.

How it works

If the last number of your vehicle number plate is 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8 this is an even number plate.

Examples of even number plates:

Number plate examples Even number plates
Even car reg number RL34 JGSRL34 JGS

The last number is 4.

Even car reg number V952 GHDV952 GHD

The last number is 2.

Even car reg number PRIV8 A0PRIV8 A0

The last number is 0.

If the last number of your vehicle number plate is 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9 this is an odd number plate.

Examples of odd number plates:

Number plate examples

Odd number plates

Odd car reg number GJ25 HJK

GJ25 HJK

The last number is 5.

Odd car reg number Y247 NDF

Y247 NDF

The last number is 7.

Odd car reg number PRIV8 A3

PRIV8 A3

The last number is 3.

Please only visit on the day per the table below:

DateVehicle number plates
Tuesday 26th MayOdd
Wednesday 27th MayOdd
Thursday 28th MayOdd
Friday 29th MayEven
Saturday 30th MayEven
Sunday 31st MayOdd
Monday 1st JuneEven
Tuesday 2nd JuneOdd
Wednesday 3rd JuneEven
Thursday 5th JuneEven
Friday 6th JuneOdd

Recycling Centre temporary opening times

Council AreaRecycling CentreOpening times
BoltonHurstwood Court Recycling Centre, Raikes Lane, Bolton, BL3 2NHMonday to Sunday: 8am – 6pm
BoltonSalford Road Recycling Centre, Bolton, BL5 1DGMonday to Friday: closed

Saturday: 8am – 6pm

Sunday: 10am – 4pm

BuryCemetery Road Recycling Centre, Radcliffe M26 4FTMonday to Sunday: 8am – 6pm
ManchesterLongley Lane Recycling Centre, Sharston, M22 4RQMonday to Friday: closed

Saturday: 8am -6pm

Sunday: 8am – 6pm

ManchesterReliance Street Recycling Centre, Manchester, M40 3EZMonday to Friday: closed

Saturday: 8am -6pm

Sunday: 8am – 6pm

ManchesterSandfold Lane Recycling Centre, Manchester, M19 3BJMonday to Sunday: 8am – 6pm
OldhamArkwright Street Recycling Centre, Oldham, OL9 9LZMonday to Sunday: 8am – 6pm
RochdaleChichester Street Recycling Centre, Rochdale, OL16 2AUMonday to Friday: closed

Saturday: 8am -6pm

Sunday: 8am – 6pm

RochdaleSpring Vale Recycling Centre, Middleton, M24 2HRMonday to Sunday: 8am – 6pm
SalfordBoysnope Wharf Recycling Centre, Liverpool Road, Eccles, M30 7RHMonday to Sunday: 8am – 6pm
SalfordCobden Street Recycling Centre, Salford, M6 6NAMonday to Friday: closed

Saturday: 8am -6pm

Sunday: 8am – 6pm

SalfordLumns Lane Recycling Centre, Clifton M27 8LNMonday to Sunday: 8am – 6pm
StockportAdswood Road Recycling Centre, Cheadle Hulme, SK8 5QYMonday to Sunday: 8am – 6pm
StockportBredbury Parkway Recycling Centre, Bredbury, SK6 2SNMonday to Friday: closed

Saturday: 8am -6pm

Sunday: 8am – 6pm

TamesideBayley Street Recycling Centre, Stalybridge, SK15 1PZMonday to Sunday: 8am – 6pm
TraffordWoodhouse Lane Recycling Centre (off Sinderland Road), Altrincham, WA14 5TBMonday to Sunday: 8am – 6pm
TraffordChester Road, Stretford, M32 9AUMonday to Friday 8am to 6pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

Due to staff shortages, the following Recycling Centres will stay closed until further notice.


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