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GMWDA Appoints a new Chair
GMWDA Appoints a new Chair

At the Authority's Annual General Meeting on the 7th July 2014 Councillor Catherine Piddington...read more


Reduce, Re-use, Recycle, Retire
Reduce, Re-use, Recycle, Retire

On Friday 21st March 2014, Councillor Neil Swannick, Chair of Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority for 13 years, chaired his final meeting of the Authority. ...read more



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We are England’s largest Waste Disposal Authority and provide a world class environmentally sustainable solution for Greater Manchester’s waste. We are responsible for dealing with the 1.1 million tonnes of waste produced each year, from the 1,009,815 households and resident population of over 2.27 million (AGMA 2009)  in Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside and Trafford. This waste comes from council household waste collections and 21 Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) provided and serviced by the Authority. We handle around 5% of National Municipal waste. 


In April 2013 the Authority achieved Investors in People (IIP), Bronze status. The Authority is delighted with the accreditation and is committed to ensuring ongoing improvements are made within the organisation.

IIP is the UKs most successful framework for business improvement through people management. IIP is a nationally recognised framework that helps organisations to improve their performance and realise their objectives through the effective management and development of their people. The bronze status is an enhanced accreditation which goes beyond the basic standard.