Household waste recycling centres - tips
If you live in the Borough of Bury you can take your extra household waste to any household waste and recycling centre (HWRC) in Greater Manchester. The network of centres gives you the flexibility to use the centre that is nearest to you or another one that is on route on your journey, on your way to or from work, for example.
HWRCs accept a wide range of recyclable and non-recyclable items. They are open 7 days a week (except 25 December and 1 January when they are closed) from 8am to 6pm in the winter and 8am to 8pm in the summer.
Height restrictions at HWRCs
The height of the entrance to all HWRCs is 2 metres (6 feet, 6 inches). If your vehicle is over 2 metres high you will need to use the weighbridge access and provide proof of address of where the waste is from.
For more information visit the Recycle for Greater Manchester website
- Any waste produced by tradespeople or builders you hired to carry out improvements, repair or alterations to your home is classed as business waste and can't be disposed of at any of our recycling centres. Always ask a tradesperson to include waste disposal in their quote.
- Vehicles are monitored to make sure the recycling centres are only being used for household waste. Action will be taken against any tradespeople or builders found to be using the recycling centres for business waste.
Mini recycling centres
Mini recycling centres in Bury
- Bell Vue Terrace, off Manchester Road (shoes)
- Lord Raglan car park, Walmersley Old Road (paper and cardboard; food tins and drink cans; glass bottles and jars; plastic bottles)
- Opposite Wilkinsons car park, Parsons Lane (shoes and textiles)
Mini recycling centres in Prestwich and Whitefield
- Lily Hill Street car park, Whitefield (shoes and textiles)
Mini recycling centres in Radcliffe
- Bradley Fold car park, Bradley Fold Road (paper and cardboard; food tins and drink cans; glass bottles and jars; plastic bottles)
- Metrolink station, Spring Lane (shoes and textiles)