GMWDA transfers into the GMCA

From 1st April 2018 the Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority transferred all its duties, obligations and statutory powers for waste disposal to the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. The move is part of the 2014 ground-breaking devolution agreement.

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About Us

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Greater Manchester Combined Authority is responsible for the management and disposal of municipal waste from Greater Manchester.

We deal with 1.1 million tonnes of waste produced each year, from approximately 1 million households and population of over 2.27 million in the metropolitan districts of Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside and Trafford. Though part of Greater Manchester, the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan administers its own waste disposal operations.

The waste comes primarily from household waste collections and 20 Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) provided and serviced by the GMCA. It handles around 4% of the nation’s municipal waste.

We also operate the Recycle for Greater Manchester organisation, its initiatives and website.

The Waste Contract

On 29th September 2017, the PFI contract with Viridor-Laing was terminated. The contract was signed in 2009 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. Viridor continue to manage the run off contract.

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.

GMWDA Annual Report

Annual Report

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Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority

Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority