Household waste recycling centres (tips)

Phased re-opening of sites and recycling containers

You can take the following items to HWRCs in Greater Manchester.  Please be aware that some centres are still closed.  

  • Bagged general waste (including small bulky items)
  • Cardboard
  • Garden waste (no soil)
  • Wood and timber 
  • Scrap metal (from Saturday 30 May)
  • Rubble (from Saturday 30 May)

Please note:  

  • Large bulky items such as fridges, freezers,  items of furniture and mattresses must not be taken to the HWRCs at this time
  • Within the borough of Bury, only Radcliffe HWRC at Cemetery Road is currently open. 
  • Bury HWRC at Every Street remains closed until further notice.
  • Social distancing will be in place on site - you must keep 2 metres apart from others.

Radcliffe HWRC opening times

  • Radcliffe HWRC at Cemetery Road in Radcliffe is open from 8am to 6pm daily.
  • To contact Radcliffe HWRC:  Phone 0161 723 5249 or 07881 386876.

HWRC rules (important information to note before travelling)

  • Only 1 person allowed out of the vehiclle
  • Please keep 2 metres apart from other visitors and staff at a HWRC
  • Only cars and small vans will be allowed on site (no transit type vans and vehicles with trailers)
  • No pedestrian access
  • You will need to unload your vehicle yourself (HWRC staff will not be able to help you with this)
  • Bring proof of address with you such as your Council Tax bill, gas or electric bill to show you live in one of the 9 council areas in Greater Manchester. You can show your bill on your mobile phone.
  • Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) and CCTV are in operation (trade waste is not allowed) 
  • Please make sure you don't block access for other road users (queues may be longer than usual)

HWRCs in Greater Manchester

Contact for Waste Management Service