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Apply now for free van permit at waste and recycling centres


  • New free permit being introduced from 1 December for residents who drive vans, pickups or twin-axle trailers to take rubbish to the recycling centres
  • Permit scheme will give residents a pass to show at recycling centres, helping to ensure traders cannot use sites to dispose of trade waste illegally
  • Recycling rates continue to rise across Greater Manchester, partly due to new measures in place
  • Apply online at   
  • Note you do not need to apply if you are using a car or vehicle adapted for wheelchair users                                                                                                                  



NEW Bin collection schedule – from October 2020                                                                                          


Please refer to your Waste and Recycling Collection Calendar 2020 -2022

GREEN BIN   collections (for your garden and food waste) every two weeks-same day as your black bin. Collection until 29th March 2021. After 29th March weekly collection to be reinstated.

BLUE BIN      collections every two weeks on your normal day                                             Big changes to bin collections in Stockport amid coronavirus crisis - this  is what you need to know about green bins, blue bins and food waste caddies  - Manchester Evening News

BLACK BIN    collections every two weeks on your normal day

BROWN BIN  collections every four weeks on your normal day

Local tips

There are 3 household waste recycling centres in the borough that provide recycling facilities for most materials:

  • Adswood Road
  • Bredbury Parkway
  • Rose Hill, Marple


You can use any of these facilities free of charge for waste and recycling from your home. This includes waste from normal day-to-day household activities and 'do it yourself' (DIY) project

You can dispose of:

  • general waste including small bulky items
  • garden waste
  • cardboard
  • wood and timber
  • scrap metal
  • rubble
  • carpets
  • all types of electrical items
  • tyres
  • oil, batteries and gas bottles
  • glass, cans and plastic bottles
  • light bulbs


For more information you can visit the Recycle for Greater Manchester website 


SMBC also provide a borough-wide bulky household waste collection service. This includes furniture and household items which can be collected from your home.

There is a charge for collecting items. The charges are on a sliding scale according to how many items are collected.

They also offer a garden and building bulky household collection. This service is charged by the hour. They can collect a number of items such as rubble, garden waste and sheds that have been taken apart.

Arranging a collection

To arrange a bulky household item collection call 0161 217 6111 (Monday to Thursday from 8:30am to 5pm and Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm).



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