Grey bin collections

General waste

Your grey bin is collected every two weeks. Your bin should be available for collection from the edge of your property, or your collection point, from 6:30am on the day of collection. Please ensure that your bin is presented with the lid closed - bags of waste left to the side or on top of the bin will not be taken.

What items can be put in the grey bin?

The grey bin is for waste you cannot recycle including:

  • Plastic pots, tubs and trays
  • Other plastic packaging (e.g. empty crisp packets)
  • Plastic bags
  • Polystyrene
  • Cotton wool and make up pads
  • Nappies and sanitary products
  • Tissues and wet wipes


We will not empty bins that contain the following:

  • Rubble
  • Asbestos
  • Electrical goods

Some of your grey bin questions answered 

To find out what to do with specific items visit the A-Z on the Recycle for Greater Manchester website.