From the 1st December 2021, you will need a permit if you are visiting your local Household Waste Recycling Centre to dispose of household waste using your own van, pick-up truck or a twin axle trailer

Use the link below to find out more information and apply for your permit. Please note: you will need to provide a copy of your V5C form (logbook) and current proof of address.

Please note: visitors using a standard car or a vehicle adapted for wheelchair users do NOT need a permit to use the Recycling Centres unless you intend to visit with a twin axle trailer.

Van and twin axle permit


Renew Shops

We’ve opened three Renew shops in Greater Manchester. These shops sell pre-loved household items at an affordable price and are located at three of our recycling centres.

The shops stock a wide variety of homeware, garden furniture, toys, sports equipment, books and more. Items have been donated by residents and cleaned and repaired before being handpicked by staff for the shops in Eccles, Oldham and Altrincham.

The aim of the Renew shops is to reduce waste, reuse unwanted items and increase recycling rates. Many of the items donated by residents would have otherwise gone to waste.

Renew shop locations:

Opening Times
Monday 10am – 6pm
Tuesday 10am – 4pm
Wednesday 10am – 4pm
Thursday 10am – 4pm
Friday 10am – 6pm
Saturday 10am – 6pm
Sunday 10am – 6pm

Please note: only card payments can be processed at Renew shops.

Frequently asked questions about Renew shops.

All money raised by the shops will go to support local communities through two Greater Manchester initiatives. Each year money raised through sales made in the Renew shops will be donated as follows:


To ensure the Renew shops are regularly stocked, we are encouraging residents to donate their unwanted items. There are donate containers at 15 recycling centres across Greater Manchester. Items can be cleaned and repaired.


We are now selling bagged compost at our Renew Shops, which is made from food and garden waste from across the North West. It is Richmoor compost which is naturally peat free.

Prices are as follows
3 bags for £10.00
1 bag for £3.75

Recycle for Greater Manchester