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

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What goes in which bin?

In this section you will find activities aimed to start the discussion about recycling and waste and to learn what is accepted in the different coloured bins in Greater Manchester .

Below you can mix and match or follow the resources in order to discover more about what waste is and which bin it goes in.

Are you interested in how waste and waste management has changed over the years? This information sheet illustrates a brief history of waste and can be used for background knowledge for teachers or older students.  ....
A simple starter activity that will encourage the group to start thinking about what they throw away.  ....
We all make waste, it is important that we know which bin items should be put in and what alternatives there are for certain waste items. Are you ready to go into more detail about the correct waste for the correct bin?....
Based on a famous game show. Deliver in a game show scenario to get the audience involved. Great for a recycling assembly or presentation. Choose some contestants and ask them questions about what can and cannot be recycled at home.  ....

Recycle for Greater Manchester