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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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