General waste (non-recyclable waste)

The general waste (non-recyclable waste) produced in Greater Manchester is sent by rail to an energy recovery plant (combined heat and power plant) in Runcorn where it is used to generate electricity and steam that is used in the operation of the neighbouring plant.

Your general waste does not go to landfill, it is used to make electricity. in fact we currently divert over 99.5% of the 1millions tonnes of waste we handle per year away from landfill to reuse, recycling, composting and energy recovery.

All these things can go in your general waste bin:

Do not put the following items in your general waste bin:

You can take general waste (non-recyclable waste) to a recycling centre