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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What happens to my paper and card?

Your paper and card is taken to a paper sorting facility. Here it is sorted and graded. It is then bailed and transported to a number of reprocessors for recycling back into new products.

However, we are struggling to recycle paper and card because people are putting the wrong things in the recycling bin. 

Wrong things in the recycling bin, lowers the quality and the value of the paper and card collected. It can even cause whole lorry loads of recycling to be rejected.

Watch the film below to see what happens when people put the wrong things in their recycling bin.

Did you know?

51% of your paper and card were sold to UK markets and 7% were sold to EU markets.

41% of your paper and card were sold to World markets (excluding EU).

(Market figures for April to June 2020)

Find out what happens to your other waste

Recycle for Greater Manchester