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Our Aim is Zero Waste

We will do everything we can to save resources (by preventing waste at source and recycling more) and to produce green energy. We will aim to not landfill anything that we can use.

Welcome to Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority

As England’s largest Waste Disposal Authority, we will do everything we can to save resources, ensuring that as much waste as possible is recycled or used to produce green energy.

Since 2009, we have created 43 waste management and recycling facilities. These facilities deal with over 1.1 million tonnes of waste collected each year from over 1 million households in Bury, Bolton, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside and Trafford.

We see waste as a valuable resource and are committed to recycling and diverting as much waste as possible from landfill. By 2018 we want, with the help of our residents and partners, to be recycling well over 50% and diverting at least 85% of waste from landfill.

Together we can get there.

Our aim is zero waste for Greater Manchester, and this is how we’ll do it

Inspiring and influencing changes in behaviour

Discover how we are inspiring and encouraging residents to recycle and reduce their waste.

Influencing and informing waste policy in the UK

See how we are helping to shape the future of waste policy.


Commitment to working in partnership

Find out more about who we work with and what we can achieve together.

Delivering efficient and sustainable recycling facilities

Learn more about the facilities that recycle and dispose of your waste.

See what happens to your waste

See what happens to your waste

Take a closer look at the journey
your waste goes on from
collection to disposal.

GMWDA Spotlight

In The Spotlight

Find out what we are doing to achieve our vision of zero waste for Greater Manchester. 

Latest News

Labour Member for Manchester City Council, Councillor Nigel Murphy, has been unanimously reappointed as the Chair of Greater Manchester Waste...
Nigel Murphy


Take a look at our latest meetings and agendas. 
Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority

Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority