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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Hardcore and rubble

You can take hardcore and rubble to a Recycling Centre. You are limited to the amount of rubble you can take in one visit. The limit is five (900mm x 600mm) rubble sacks per visit.

This includes:

  • bricks
  • ceramics
  • clay
  • concrete
  • paving slabs
  • rubble
  • sand
  • stones
  • tiles
  • soil

A restriction on the amount of rubble that can be disposed of is being introduced as it is recognised that rubble is one of the main types of waste that traders are disposing of unlawfully at the household waste recycling centres. Residents of Greater Manchester are still able to dispose of rubble if they have carried the work out at home by themselves.


Do not put rubble or soil in any of your bins at home.

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.

Recycle for Greater Manchester