It’s time for Spring cleaning again, a chance to open your windows and clear away the winter cobwebs! So don’t forget when you clear out your draws and cupboards the garage and the garden shed you can take all of your unwanted items to your local recycling centre. Think how much space you can make in your home and garden!
In Greater Manchester we have a network of 20 recycling centres that provide residents with a wide range of recycling and waste disposal opportunities. You may be surprised with what you can take to the recycling centres. Generally if it is from your house or garden you can bring it along to a recycling centre, where we can recycle it or it can be used for energy recovery.
At your recycling centre you can take a wide range of standard materials for recycling:
Did you know that you can also take a lot more items that you may have otherwise thrown away?
- Odd socks, nylon and wool tights or stockings and underwear as well as clothing and textiles too worn for use, all of these can be put into our textile bank at your local recycling centre.
- DVDs and CDs with or without cases, books (damaged or not). They can all be put into our media bank where the items will later be sorted for reuse or recycling.
- Left over paint- we take all paint, gloss and emulsion. Any gloss paint will need to go into the hazardous waste bin – just ask staff on site for help.
- Did you know that as well as taking your old car oil we can also take your old cooking oil, which is reprocessed in the UK for biofuels?
Remember, if you have a smartphone you can download the Recycle for Greater Manchester app which has a ‘find my nearest’ function which lists all our recycling centres, opening times, addresses and postcodes. If you have activated your mobile location function it will also show you a map of how to get there! Just go to the App Store or Play Store on your mobile device and search for Recycle for Greater Manchester.
Nothing goes to waste!
The good news is, if we cannot recycle it we will use it to create energy from waste.
If we cannot recycle it we will use it to create energy from waste. If you want to know what we do with the items you take to the recycling centre find out more.