Food and Garden


Your food and garden waste is taken to one of our in-vessel composters (IVC) in Greater Manchester. 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. It is then matured for a further 6-8 months and blended with forestry by-products to produce a high quality compost called Revive® Multi-purpose Compost which is ready for you to use in your garden.

Revive® compost is available to buy from local weighbridge facilities (which are next to some Recycling Centres).

Did you know?


of the food and garden waste you recycle is processed in the UK to make quality soil enricher and compost.

Find out what happens to your other waste

Recycle for Greater Manchester