North West of England: local restrictions

Recycling Centres are open as normal

  • Do not visit if you or anyone from your household have Covid-19 symptoms
  • Stay two metres (six feet) away from other visitors and staff at all times
  • Only one person at a time to dispose of waste in any container
  • Only one person to access a walkway/gantry at a time
  • Two people from the same household may leave their vehicle only to carry large items
  • Other passengers must remain in the car
  • Wash your hands regularly
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How to dispose of household waste with a vehicles over 2 metres high

Waste transfer facilities are open for residents


If you are using vehicle over 2 metres high to dispose of your own household waste and recycling, you can use one of the waste transfer facilities listed below which have an entrance for council and high-sided vehicles.

Any waste produced by tradespeople or builders you hired to carry out improvements, repair or alterations to your home is classed as business waste. Always ask a tradesperson to include waste disposal in their quote.


Important information before you visit

When you visit, you must:

Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

For health and safety reasons, PPE must be worn when recycling or disposing of your household waste at the waste transfer facilities.

Due to Covid-19 we are currently unable to provide shared PPE. You must bring and wear your own.

If you do not wear the correct PPE, you will not be able to dispose of your waste and recycling.

You must wear:

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Provide a proof of address

Please take your recent council tax bill, annual water bill or utility bill (gas, electric or landline telephone) relating to the property where the waste is from. You can bring a printed copy or show it on your phone. Please note mobile telephone bills are not accepted.

Provide a hire vehicle document

If you are using a hire vehicle please take your hire agreement documents with you.


Number of visits

The number of times you can visit Greater Manchester Suez waste transfer facilities in a year, depends on the size of your vehicle:


Follow Recycling Centre social distancing measures

Following the Government announcement that the wearing of face coverings will become mandatory from 24th July in shops and supermarkets, we can confirm that the use of face coverings will not be enforced when visiting the Household Recycling Centres in Greater Manchester, as these are outdoor open spaces. We do ask visitors to observe the site rules:

Waste transfer facility rules

Waste transfer facilities opening times

Reliance Street is closed.

Waste transfer facility

Opening times from Monday 13th July

Salford Road, Over HultonMon to Sat – 7am to 5pm

Sun and Bank Holidays – 10am to 4pm

Every Street, BuryMon to Fri – 7.30am to 5pm

Sat – 8am to 1pm

Sun – Closed

Bank Holidays – 10am to 5pm

Longley  Lane, SharstonMon to Fri – 7am to 6pm

Sat and Sun – 7am to 5pm

Bank holidays – 7am to 6pm

Arkwright StreetMon to Fri – 7am to 6pm

Sat and Sun – 7am to 5pm

Bank holidays – 7am to 6pm

Chichester StreetMon to Fri – 7am to 6pm

Sat and Sun – 7am to 5pm

Bank holidays – 7am to 6pm

Cobden StreetMon to Fri – 7am to 5pm

Sat – 7am to 1pm

Sun – Closed

Bank Holidays – 7am to 5pm

Bayley Street, StalybridgeMon to Fri – 7am to 5pm

Sat – 7am to 1pm

Sun – Closed

Bank holidays – 7am to 5pm

Bredbury Parkway, BredburyMon to Fri – 7am to 6pm

Sat and Sun – 7am to 5pm

Bank holidays – 7am to 6pm

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