Bins, rubbish and recycling Bin collection issues

Current bin collection issues

We are not aware of any large scale problems with bins, but we will sometimes have a small number of streets where we cannot collect them due to parked cars, roadworks or other operational issues. 

If your bin is due for collection and the whole street has been missed, please leave it out and we'll return the next day. If your bin is not emptied by lunchtime the following day, please report a missed bin collection.

Please let any friends, family, or neighbours without internet access know about these arrangements.

We are currently operating a full service and we are not aware of any problems with street cleaning, litter bins and collection of large items.

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You can report a problem to us:

General advice

Tips and recycling centres

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority manage Manchester's facilities, which are at: 

  • Reliance Street, Newton Heath, M40 3EZ
  • Longley Lane, Sharston, M22 4RQ 
  • Sandfold Lane, Levenshulme, M19 3BJ 

Full details are on the Recycle for Greater Manchester website, including opening times and health and safety guidance. You can follow @recycle4gm on twitter for updates.

View traffic situation before setting off:

See Recycle for Greater Manchester's A to Z guide for what items you can take to the tips. 

Please do not leave any waste outside the Tips or Recycling Centres – leaving waste outside the centres or anywhere else is classed as fly tipping and is a criminal offence for which people will be prosecuted. 

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