Waste and recycling centres

All sites are currently open, however we would advise you check this before beginning your journey.

Kirkless, Makerfield Way, Higher Ince, WN2 2PR

Opening times: everyday, 8am till 8pm, including Bank Holidays.

Site closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Restrictions: 2 metre height restriction, 2 sections of speed bumps in use at the entrance and exit, 5mph speed limit.

Accepted: Cars with or without a single axle trailer. Vans, pick-ups under 3.5 tonnes and twin-axle trailers require a permit (maximum trailer length 4 metres long - please note the length is measured from the hitch to the rear of trailer).

Slag Lane, Leigh, WA3 1BZ and Chanters Industrial Estate, Atherton, M46 9FF

Opening times: everyday, 8am till 8pm, including Bank Holidays.

Sites closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Restrictions: 2 metre height restriction, 5mph speed limit.

Accepted: Cars with or without a single-axle trailer. Vans, pick-ups under 3.5 tonnes and twin-axle trailers require a permit (maximum trailer length 4 metres long for Chanters, 3 metres for Slag Lane - please note the length is measured from the hitch to the rear of trailer).

Find out where your local recycling point is.

Items which can be recycled at the centres

  • Paper, cardboard and telephone directories
  • Mixed textiles and clothes
  • Foil, cans and aerosols
  • Scrap metals
  • Hard plastics and plastic bottles
  • Small electrical appliances
  • Large domestic appliances
  • Televisions and computer monitors
  • Fluorescent tubes and eco bulbs
  • Soil, wood and rubble
  • Cooking oil
  • Plasterboard
  • Garden waste
  • Used engine oil, tyres and car batteries
  • Paint
  • Gas bottles
  • Carpets
  • Mattresses
  • Print cartridges
  • Mobile phones
  • Asbestos (only accepted at Kirkless Household Waste and Recycling Centre. An appointment must be arranged beforehand - please call 01942 825755).

Trade waste is not accepted at these sites.

Access restrictions:

  • 5mph speed limit at all sites
  • Tipping machines can not be used
  • Pedestrians can not carry waste onto sites
  • Access to sites will be removed for people using abusive or intimidating behaviour

If you decide to take items to the recycling centre and need to use a trailer or van, you may need to apply for a free permit in advance. One permit per month is available for each vehicle.

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