We need to reach 65% recycling across Greater Manchester by 2025. But what about the waste that can't be recycled?
In Greater Manchester there's no such thing as waste and with innovative new technologies and facilities we aim to recover what is left.
After we have reduced, re-used and recycled (including composting) as much as possible, some of the waste left can be used to generate heat and power. This is known as energy recovery.
In Greater Manchester, there are four ways energy is recovered from waste:
The aim of the Greater Manchester recycling and waste contract is to reduce our reliance on landfill and to change the way we deal with household waste (residual waste).