General waste

Please read the Stay at home: guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection on how to dispose of personal waste like tissues.

All these things can go in your general waste bin:

  • plastic pots, trays and tubs
  • plastic packaging
  • plastic bags
  • polystyrene
  • food and drink pouches
  • plant pots
  • pet waste
  • cotton wool and make up pads
  • nappies and sanitary products
  • tissues and used paper towels
  • wet wipes
  • wallpaper

Do not put the following items in your general waste bin:

Your general waste does not go to landfill,  it is used to make electricity.

You can take general waste to a Recycling Centre.

Recycle for Greater Manchester