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Manchester Skip Hire and Waste Collection

Household Waste

In the Manchester area there are a number of different types of bins in use. If you have a brown bin you can put the following in it; milk bottles, soda bottles, shampoo bottles, food tins, drinks cans, aerosols and glass bottles. Please do not put the following in your brown bin; cling film, plastic bags, plant pots, yoghurt pots, plastic toys and bottle tops.

If you have a blue bin or container, in Manchester, you can use it to dispose of the following; cardboard boxes, cereal boxes, egg boxes, milk and juice cartons, envelopes, newspapers, leaflets, telephone directories and juice boxes. Please do not use it to dispose of; plastic film, plastic bags and polystyrene.

If you have a green bin, in Manchester, you can use it to dispose of waste such as dairy products, eggshells, cooked and raw meat, vegetable peelings, cut flowers, grass cuttings, hedge clippings tea bags and leaves.

In Manchester, you should leave your bin outside your home where it is easily seen from the road. Theuy should be left out before 7am on your collection day and do not overfill the bin as if the lid doesn't fit properly then it may not be collected.

Recycling Centres in Manchester

If you need to dispose of hazardous waste of any kind then you will need to take it to a specialist recycling center.

There are three suitable recycling centre in Greater Manchester shown below:

Reliance Street, Newton Heath: This centre is open from 8am to 6pm and will accept most types of hazardous waste such as; batteries, fridges, electrical applicnces, car batteries, tyres, scrap metal, gas bottles and cooking oil.

Sandfold Lane, Levenshulme: This centre is open from 8am to 6pm and will accept most types of hazardous waste such as; batteries, fridges, electrical applicnces, car batteries, tyres, scrap metal, gas bottles and cooking oil. It does not accept plasterboard or Gypsum.

Longley Lane, Sharston: This centre is open from 8am to 6pm and will accept most types of hazardous waste such as; furniture, batteries, fridges, electrical applicnces, car batteries, tyres, scrap metal, gas bottles and cooking oil.

Skip Hire Permits

In Manchester you need a skip permit if you want to place a skip on a footpath or public road. Skip hire permits are valid for 7 days and you must give 10 days notice when applying for one. You must apply for a restricted permit if you want to place the skip in any of the following locations:

  • within 25 metres of a road junction with traffic lights
  • in a hidden dip or on the brow of a hill
  • within less than 15 metres of a road junction
  • on a bend in a road
  • within the vicinity of major public venues
  • on a principal road
  • on a road less that 4.5 metres wide
  • on a road with double white lines
  • in the controlled area of a pedestrian crossing
  • in a traffic restricted area
  • on white or yellow zigzag markings in front of schools
  • near ambulance or fire stations
  • where there are parking restrictions;