COVID-19 COVID-19 bins, rubbish and recycling

Bins, rubbish and recycling

Missed bin collections

We are sorry that some of your bins have not been emptied on your usual days recently, this is due to staffing issues relating to COVID-19 and a national shortage of heavy goods vehicle drivers

If your street is missed - please leave your bin out and a crew will return the day after. 

If your bin is still not collected by the end of the following day, please report a missed collection

If you have wheelie bins, you can sign up to get regular updates on your service, including reminders on when to put your bins out. 

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

We are sorry for the inconvenience.

General advice

Our crews are working hard to make sure all rubbish is removed. Thank you for your cooperation and patience.

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.

Please be patient with staff, who are working in difficult circumstances and be prepared for queues due to demand.

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. 

Disposing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and cleaning materials

The government has advice on disposing of non-reusable PPE and how to safely get rid of tissues and cleaning items.

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