Sam Al-Hamdani

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Recycling centres expand access from this weekend

by samalhamdani on 28 June, 2020

From Saturday 27 June, all household waste recycling centres across Greater Manchester will be open 7 days a week. People will be able to take most items for recycling. For the full list please visit

Items that people can’t take to the recycling centre are: 

  • Textiles, clothes and shoes
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard
  • Food waste 

The council are asking people to follow social distancing measures on site, which are:

  • stay two metres (six feet) away from other visitors and staff at all times;
  • two people from the same household may leave their vehicle only to carry large items;
  • other passengers must remain in the car;
  • only visit if you really need to.

Vans under 2 metres will also be allowed access from Monday 29 June for residents to bring their household waste. However no trailers are allowed. The visit limits introduced in February this year remain in place: 

  • Cars can visit up to 52 times a year
  • Vans under 3.5 tonnes can visit 18 times a year
  • Vans over 3.5 tonnes can visit 12 times a year
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