We see waste as a valuable resource which we need to re-use, recycle and recover energy from. We are working closely with our partners and most importantly you, our residents. Together we can recycle even more and reduce the amount of waste we create.
In 2009 we signed a 25-year Recycling and Waste Management Contract with Viridor Laing (Greater Manchester) Limited (VLGM) involving an investment of over £631 million.
This investment has created a network of 43 recycling, composting and waste management facilities across Greater Manchester. These facilities deal with 1.1 million tonnes of waste produced each year, from over 1 million households in Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside and Trafford.
See what our goals and vision is for the future of Greater Manchester.
Meet the people who are guiding GMWDA towards zero waste.
Take a closer look at which councillors are members of GMWDA.
Download our latest annual report to see how we are progressing towards our aims.