Removal of height restrictions at Recycling Centres

We are making it easier for residents with vehicles over 2 metres to recycle their waste by allowing access to the recycling centres.

From Monday 9th May:

  • Vehicles over 2 metres can use recycling centres
  • Due to lack of space on site, height restrictions will remain at Every Street in Bury and Springvale in Middleton
  • The weighbridge at Every Street will still be available

Please note that vans, pick-ups and twin axle trailers still require a permit. For more information, visit:

Why are we doing this?

The van permit scheme has reduced the number of traders attempting to illegally use the recycling centres, which means we have removed the height restrictions barrier at 18 out of 20 recycling centres on a trial basis.

This applies to household waste only – businesses and traders are still required to use the weighbridge to pay to dispose of their waste.


If you are disposing of asbestos, then you must still continue to use the weighbridge. You must wear PPE when using these sites.

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