GMWDA Longley Lane MRF

About Us

With our focus on delivering zero waste to landfill for Greater Manchester, we are leading the way in waste disposal.

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.

The Waste Contract

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.

Our vision & values

See what our goals and vision is for the future of Greater Manchester.

Our people

Key Personnel

Meet the people who are guiding GMWDA towards zero waste.

Our Members

Take a closer look at which councillors are members of GMWDA.

GMWDA Annual Report

Annual Report

Download our latest annual report to see how we are progressing towards our aims.

Latest News

Labour Member for Manchester City Council, Councillor Nigel Murphy, has been unanimously reappointed as the Chair of Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA). The appointment was announced at the Authority’s.
Nigel Murphy


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

Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority