Recycling Centres are now open 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week*

Sites are experiencing high volumes of traffic, please plan your visit.

Please follow the below guidelines when visiting:

  • follow social distancing measures when on site
  • wear a face covering to protect yourself, staff, and other users
  • plan your visit, weekdays are less busy
  • sort waste and recycling before your visit to minimise time on site
  • expect queues
  • all recycling containers are open
  • wash your hands before and after your visit

*Find your nearest site for further details


Donate household items at your local recycling centre

Renew shops opening soon

This Spring new reuse shops called ‘Renew’ selling pre-loved household items at an affordable price will open at three household waste recycling centres. The aim of the Renew shops is to reduce waste, reuse unwanted items and increase recycling rates, as well as give back to communities through two Greater Manchester initiatives. Each year money raised through sales made in the Renew shops will be donated as follows:

The items sold in the Renew shops will have been donated through the recycling centres, 15 of our 20 sites now have donation containers in place.

The Renew shops will be located and opened as outlined below:

Woodhouse Lane, Recycling Centre, Altrincham, WA14 5TBEnd April 2021*
Arkwright Street, Oldham, OL9 9LZEnd May 2021*
Boysnope Wharf, Recycling Centre Liverpool Road, Eccles, M30 7RHEnd June 2021 *

*opening dates subject to change 

How to make a donation

To ensure the Renew shops are regularly stocked, we are encouraging residents to donate their unwanted items to the donation containers available at 15 of our recycling centres. Items will be cleaned and repaired if necessary. Donation containers are located at:

Hurstwood Court (Bolton)
Salford Road (Bolton)
Cemetery Road (Bury)
Every Street (Bury)
Longley Lane (Manchester)
Lumns Lane (Manchester)
Arkwright Street (Oldham)
Chichester Street (Rochdale)
Springvale (Rochdale)
Cobden Street (Salford)
Boysnope Wharf (Salford)
•  Adswood (Stockport)
•  Bredbury (Stockport)
Bayley Street (Tameside)
•  Woodhouse Lane (Trafford)

Below are some of the items that can be donated:


*Any upholstered furniture must have the fire label attached


*Any children’s toys must have the CE or UKCA mark


*Any glass items must have the kite mark

Collectables / vintage

Bikes & Sports equipment


Look out for the donation containers with this sign on

Some of these items can still be recycled at the recycling centre, please look out for the container and recycling banks or ask an operative for advice.

Frequently asked questions

Recycle for Greater Manchester