Grey bin collections

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. 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.

General waste

What 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


What we won't empty

We will not empty bins that contain the following:

  • Rubble
  • Asbestos
  • Electrical goods

More information about grey bins including what to do if your bin hasn't been collected and what happens to your waste after we collect it.

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