Coronavirus (Covid-19): Impact on bin collections

Due to the coronavirus outbreak there may be some disruption to bin collections and changes to collection schedules and collection days. Please bear with us at this time and be assured that we are doing everything we can to maintain the service as best we can. If you haven't already done so, please sign-up for email reminders and alerts so that we can keep you up-to-date with any changes.

Currently, we are collecting all bin types (brown, blue, grey, and green) but from time to time collections may be missed due to operational issues. If we miss your collection for this reason and you are signed-up to our email alerts we will update you on when we plan to empty your bin. We will also post information and advice at the top of our bin collections web page.

During the coronavirus outbreak, please also follow this advice.

    Take extra care when disposing of your household waste

    Save space in your bins

    Saving space in your bins is particularly important at this time. You can help by:

    • Squeezing air out of plastic bags
    • Flattening or squashing your rubbish and recycling
    • Choosing products with less packaging

    Help protect our bin crews

    During the coronavirus outbreak we ask you to help protect our bin crews by following Public Health England's stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection:

    • Personal waste (such as used tissues) and disposable cleaning wipes should be stored securely within disposable rubbish bags.
    • These bags should be placed into another bag, tied securely and kept separate from other waste.
    • Put these bags aside for at least 72 hours before putting them in your grey bin for household rubbish.

    Greater Manchester household waste and recycling centres (HWRC's)

    The household waste and recycling centres throughout Greater Manchester are currently open with rules and social distancing measures in place.