Recycling Centres in Trafford

Trafford has two waste disposal sites (Household Waste Recycling Centres).

The first is in Altrincham, the second in Stretford. The sites are owned by Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and operated by recycling and waste management firm SUEZ.

These are only available for residents of Trafford or Greater Manchester (Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, or Trafford). For the full list of HWRC’s in Greater Manchester or for a list of items they accept. Visit the Recycle for Greater Manchester website. 

Opening times

  • Opening hours during British Summer Time (BST) are 8am-8pm
  • From the last Sunday in October to BST opening times are 8am-6pm
  • Closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Open all other bank holidays  

Your local recycling centres

Please separate your waste and recycling before you visit to make it easier and quicker to use the recycling centre.


For household waste and recycling only. No business or trade waste allowed.

Woodhouse Lane Recycling Centre, (off Sinderland Road), Altrincham WA14 5TB

More information about the Woodhouse Lane recycling centre.


For household waste and recycling only. No business or trade waste allowed.

Chester Road Recycling Centre, Chester Road, Stretford M32 9AU

More information about the Chester Road recycling centre.

Van permit

If you are visiting your local Household Waste Recycling Centre to dispose of household waste using your own van or a hire van, pick-up truck or a twin axle trailer you will need a permit.

If you are using a car, you do NOT need a permit. For information on how to apply for a van permit, visit the Recycle for Greater Manchester website.

Removal of height restrictions

From Monday 9 May 2021, residents with vehicles over 2 metres, can recycle their waste by using the recycling centres instead of the weighbridge.

Trade waste

You cannot take business or trade waste to any of the Recycling Centres. These are strictly for household waste and recycling only. You can dispose of your business or trade waste at a SUEZ waste transfer facility.

You must bring and wear appropriate protective clothing on site when visiting. For more information visit the Recycle for Greater Manchester website.


Asbestos must be disposed of at a waste transfer facility. Get more information about disposing of asbestos safely and find your local facility

Donate your items to Renew

Items that you no longer need but are too good to waste can be donated to Renew by dropping them off in the donation container at Woodhouse Lane recycling centres.

Unfortunately, due to limited space, there is no Renew container at the site on Chester Road. Recycle for Greater Manchester sell your items in their three Renew shops – all the money raised goes to supporting good causes across Greater Manchester!