From 10th  February 2020, the number of times you can visit the Recycling Centres in a year, depends on the size of your vehicle.

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You can take carpet and vinyl flooring from home DIY projects to your local Recycling Centre.

You can take carpets for recycling to the following sites

Arkwright Street Recycling Centre

Chichester Street Recycling Centre

Every Street Recycling Centre

Cemetery Road Recycling Centre

Bredbury Recycling Centre

Adswood Recycling Centre

Sandfold Lane Recycling Centre

Rosehill Recycling Centre

Chester Road Recycling Centre

Longley Lane Recycling Centre

Boysnope Wharf Recycling Centre

Woodhouse Lane Recycling Centre

Spring Vale Recycling Centre

Hurstwood Court Recycling Centre

Bayley Street Recycling Centre

Salford Road Recycling Centre

Lumns Lane Recycling Centre

If they are still in good condition, you can donate them to some charity shops or reuse organisations.

You can give them away for free online on websites like Freegle or Freecycle.

If it has seen better days…
  • Local gardeners or gardening groups may be interested in using your old carpet. It is useful for insulating compost heaps or keeping weeds at bay on vegetable plots and on paths. Wool rich carpets also make a very good mulch.
  • If you are building a garden pond, you can use old carpet to line it before you put the pond liner in – it protects the liner from sharp stones.
  • You can cut it to size and use it to protect your car windscreen from frost.

Any waste produced by tradespeople or builders you hired to carry out improvements, repair or alterations to your home is classed as business waste and can’t be disposed of at any of our Recycling Centres. Always ask a tradesperson to include waste disposal in their quote.

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