Coronavirus (COVID-19): waste and recycling site updates
Restrictions when visiting the recycling centres (tips)
- Residents can only visit on certain days depending on whether you have an odd or even number in your vehicle registration. You will need to show proof of address.
- From Saturday, 30 May 2020, you are able to take garden waste, rubble such as stones and soil, scrap metal, general waste, small bulky items that don't fit into your general waste bin, wood, timber and empty flattened cardboard . No other recycling, food waste, plasterboard or electrical items will be accepted.
- Residents may be asked to return home if queues are too long.
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- Our scheduled waste and recycling collections will continue to operate as normal.
- Residents can also still book bulky waste collections for larger items.
More about bulky waste collections.
- The waste and recycling sites are owned by Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and operated by recycling and waste management firm SUEZ.
- You can access the latest information about
Bins, rubbish and recycling.
Find out about recycling centres (rubbish tips) and recycling banks in Rochdale borough and Greater Manchester.
Opening times of waste and recycling centres
From Saturday, 30 May 2020, the borough's 2 waste and recycling centres (tips) are open from 8am-6pm everyday - but with restrictions.
Locations of waste and recycling centres
There are 2 waste and recycling centres in Rochdale borough which are located at:
Recycling centres reopening FAQs
SUEZ operate the recycling sites and has reorganised the layout of these to meet social distancing measures. Only a limited number of cars will be allowed on site at any one time with a one in, one out policy. Find out what you can and can't take, why and more.
Find your nearest recycling bank
COVID-19: it is not possible to recycle unwanted clothes, shoes and household textiles at recycling banks. Charity shops are also closed. Please store these items in your home, ready to be recycled or re-used when recycling banks and charity shops re-open.
We will continue to monitor the situation closely, carefully and frequently and will keep the council’s website regularly updated.
There are a number of small recycling banks across the borough which you can visit at your convenience.
At a recycling bank, you can recycle small quantities of items such as bottles, jars, tins, cans and clothing.