The Joint Waste Development Plan outlines the number of new waste management facilities needed in Greater Manchester by 2020.
It also details potential sites across Greater Manchester, including Rochdale borough, where we could build these new facilities.
View the Greater Manchester Joint Waste Development Plan
We teamed up with the other 9 other authorities in Greater Manchester to create a joint waste plan for the whole of Greater Manchester.
The plan was adopted on 1 April 2012 and makes up part of
the Core Strategy for our Local Plan.
New waste sites identified in Rochdale borough
The waste development plan identifies 3 sites in the borough for potential waste management facilities. These are:
- Heap Bridge Industrial Estate, Heywood
- Sparth Industrial Estate, Rochdale
- Rhodes Business Park, Middleton
View our potential new waste sites on a map (762kb pdf)
Safeguarded waste sites in Rochdale borough
The waste development plan also safeguards the 3 waste management facilities we already have in the borough:
- Chichester Street, Rochdale
- Peel Lane, Heywood
- Spring Vale, Middleton
View our safeguarded waste sites on a map (10MB pdf)
Why we need new waste sites
To dispose of our waste in a more environmentally friendly way, we need a number of new waste management facilities for recycling, composting, treating and collecting waste.
Greater Manchester is the largest producer of waste in the North West and traditionally, we have relied mostly on landfills to dispose of this waste.