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New Chair Appointed to GMWDA
New Chair Appointed to GMWDA

Labour Member for Manchester City Council, Councillor Nigel Murphy, has been unanimously appointed as the new Chair of Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA). more

Taking Action against Trade Waste Abuse
Taking Action against Trade Waste Abuse

Across Greater Manchester, there are 20 Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) for local residents to recycle waste from their home. more

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Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority


In January 2015 the Authority’s ambitious construction programme with Viridor Laing (Greater Manchester) Limited, involving an investment of over £631 million to build state of the art waste management facilities for Greater Manchester’s recycling and waste requirements, was completed.

During the construction period 5,000 jobs were created or sustained which, of course, was a welcome boost to the local economy over its 5 year period.

Now those 43 facilities are in place we are moving onto delivering “zero waste” for our citizens. Put simply, that means we will not landfill anything we can reuse, recycle or turn into green energy.

Our website provides lots of information on what we are doing and how, with your help, we will recycle and compost 50% and divert from landfill 81% of waste generated in 2015/16. We are working closely with our partners and most importantly you, our residents. Together we have reduced the amount of waste collected from over 1,203 kt in 2008/09 to 1,064 kt in 2014/15.

We are very committed to continuous improvement, if you have any views, please get in touch or for more information on all things recycling related in Greater Manchester click on the R4GM logo below.