About Recycle for Greater Manchester

About Recycle for Greater Manchester

We encourage and support the people of Greater Manchester to recycle right and think about what we throw away.

We work with local councils in Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside and Trafford to improve the quality and quantity of recycling collected and processed.

Let’s make Greater Manchester a shining example of urban recycling!

We all need to appreciate waste as a valuable resource. Our mission is to inspire Greater Manchester’s residents to make small changes to the way we all shop, eat and live.  We can all get more out of the things we buy, by wasting less and recycling more.


About Recycle for Greater Manchester’s waste and recycling contract

Recycle for Greater Manchester is a partnership organisation between The Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA) and Viridor Laing (Greater Manchester) Limited.

The GMWDA signed a 25 year Private Finance Initiative recycling and waste management contract with Viridor Laing (Greater Manchester) Limited. This project provides a revolutionary integrated solution for the 1.1 million tonnes of municipal waste which the Authority handles each year. This investment has created a network of 43 recycling, composting and waste management facilities across Greater Manchester. As England’s largest Waste Disposal Authority, we will do everything we can to save resources, ensuring that as much waste as possible is recycled or used to produce green energy.

The GMWDA provides waste disposal services for over a million households in Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside and Trafford.

Viridor Laing (Greater Manchester) Limited is a joint venture company owned by Viridor, a subsidiary of Pennon Group PLC, and John Laing PLC, which have come together to deliver a 25 year PFI Waste Management Contract.




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