Household waste and recycling centres (tips)


In the Borough of Bury there are two centres:

The centres are open every day (except 25 December and 1 January) from 8am to 6pm in winter and 8am to 8pm in summer.

Residents can also use other centres within Greater Manchester:

Please separate your waste and recycling before you visit to make it easier and quicker to use the recycling centre.

Visit limits

The number of times you can visit per year is based on the type of vehicle you have as follows.

  • Cars and cars with single axle trailers - 52 visits per year
  • Cars with double axel trailers - 18 visits a year
  • All vans, pick-up trucks, estate vans, city vans and chassis vans - 18 visits per year

Please note:

  • Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) and CCTV is in place across all sites to monitor vehicle visits
  • At the Every Street centre in Bury, vehicles over 2 metres high must use the waste transfer faclity (weighbridge) at this site. This is due to the height of the barrier and lack of space.

Van permits

If you are visiting your local Household Waste Recycling Centre to dispose of household waste using your own van or a hire van, pick-up truck or a twin axle trailer you will need a permit. If you are using a car, you do NOT need a permit.

Trade waste

You cannot take business or trade waste to any of the Recycling Centres. These are strictly for household waste and recycling only. You can dispose of your business or trade waste at a SUEZ waste transfer facility. PPE must be worn when visiting.


Asbestos must be disposed of at a waste transfer facility.

Donate your items to Renew

Items that you no longer need but are too good to waste can be donated to Renew by dropping them off at one of the donation containers at the recycling centres. Your items are then sold in the Renew shops - all the money raised goes to supporting good causes across Greater Manchester.