Energy and Waste Management

We have 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.

GMWDA is using the latest technologies to treat and process waste and recycling. The EU Landfill Directive and national recycling targets are the main drivers for encouraging waste companies and local authorities to consider alternative technologies.  There are economic reasons as well as regulatory objectives for reducing the amount of waste going to landfill. Landfill tax from April 1 2017 is £86.10 per tonne. This will then remain at least at this level until 2020.

Take a look at our facilities and find out more….

Household Waste Recycling Centres

Materials Recovery Facility

In-Vessel Composting Facility

Mechanical Biological Treatment Facilities

Thermal Recovery Facility

Landfill Aftercare

Solar Farm

Latest News

The Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA) can confirm that significant efficiency savings and operational improvements have been sought from.
Longley Lane Materials Recovery Facility


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Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority

Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority