All Recycling Centres remain open (updated 5th January 2021)

Please follow the below guidelines when visiting:

  • only visit if you really need to do so
  • follow social distancing measures when on site
  • wear a face covering
  • plan your visit, weekdays are less busy
  • sort waste and recycling before your visit to minimise time on site
  • all recycling containers are open
  • wash your hands before and after your visit

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Food and Garden

Your food and garden waste is delivered to In-Vessel Composting facilities  (IVC) in the UK. An IVC is like a home compost bin, but on a massive scale. The IVC system harnesses the natural composting process to recycle your food and garden waste into compost in just 6 weeks. The compost produced will be used as a soil improver on agricultural land.

Did you know?

100% of the food and garden waste you recycle today is processed in the UK to make…

Soil improver

Raw or cooked fruit and vegetables

 

Find out what happens to your other waste

Recycle for Greater Manchester