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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Electrical items

You can take electrical items to a Recycling Centre.


Keep your bin crew safe

Please do not throw any electrical or battery powered items items or batteries in any of your wheelie bins at home. They can spark and cause fires.

If you are replacing an electrical item, some retailers will collect your old electrical item when they deliver your new one.

Choose to reuse

If your electrical items are still working and in a reusable condition you can donate it to a reuse organisation or some charities. Some offer a free collection service.

Recycle for Greater Manchester