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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Who we work with

In 2003, around 85% of our waste went to landfill, and only 7% was recycled. Today we are achieving far more. By working closely with our nine District Councils, our contractor, partner organisations and the residents of Greater Manchester, we are recycling 44%, and our diversion rate is an impressive 89%.  There’s still more to do, and it is only by working together can we achieve our aim of zero waste for Greater Manchester.

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By working together we can

60% increase in recycling

Increase recycling to 60% by 2025

90% Diversion Of Waste

Reach 90% diversion from landfill by 2025

Waste Recycling

Reduce the amount of waste we create

Provide a cost effective waste disposal service

It is with great sadness that we learnt of the death of Cllr Catherine Piddington, the longest serving Member of the GMWDA & a former chair. She will be remembered for her forthright views & commitment to behavioural change. Thoughts & sympathies go out to her family & friends

About 6 days ago from GMWDA's Twitter via Twitter Web Client


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It is with great sadness that we learnt of the death of Councillor Catherine Piddington. Councillor Piddington was the longest.


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Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority

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