Manchester City Council

Telephone problems

There are issues with some mobile phone networks reaching our contact centre, we are working with the networks to fix this. There are no issues with land lines or the website.

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Things we can't collect

We do not collect some items. It's your responsibility to dispose of these properly at a waste and recycling centre.

We don't collect:

  • items that are too big or heavy for two people to move and lift safely into a vehicle
  • items that are dangerous to lift, or could damage a vehicle, because of sharp edges for example
  • dangerous waste like asbestos, chemicals or paint stripper
  • waste left in your home by building or repair work  
  • laminated floorboards or kitchen worktops
  • window frames, external doors and conservatories
  • fencing, greenhouses, sheds or petrol lawn mowers
  • tyres, gas canisters, car batteries, parts or engines.

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