Waste and recycling centres

Chanters Waste Recycling Centre - update for Bank Holiday weekend

The site will be partially open for Bank Holiday weekend (Saturday 30th April until Monday 2nd May) for CARS ONLY. Limited recycling services will be available. Vans and cars with trailers must continue to use the Kirkless and Slag Lane sites during this time. The site may close temporarily at short notice during the weekend and there may be delays at peak times.

From Tuesday 3rd May the site will be closed entirely to the public until Thursday 19th May.

Kirkless, Makerfield Way, Higher Ince, WN2 2PR

Opening times: 8am to 8pm, including weekends 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, 5 mph 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: 8am to 8pm, including weekends Bank Holidays.

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

Restrictions: 2 metre height restriction, 5 mph 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).

Items that 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, eco bulbs and traditional incandescent 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

  • 5 mph speed limit at all sites
  • Tipping machines cannot be used
  • Pedestrians cannot 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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