Stretford recycling centre set to open

Trafford residents can now dispose more of their waste as restrictions around what can be taken to recycling centres are relaxed.

From Saturday 16 May, general and garden waste (excluding soil), cardboard and wood will be accepted at sites across Greater Manchester.

General waste includes some bulky items that cannot fit inside a household bin.

However, the centres will not accept electrical items, white goods, large pieces of furniture, mattresses and rubble.

In addition, Stretford’s recycling centre at Chester Road, will reopen from Monday 18 May, and will operate Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm.

Cllr Stephen Adshead, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Environment, Air Quality and Climate Change, said:

While I welcome the decision to allow residents to dispose more of their waste, I’m still asking people to be sensible and adhere to the rules around social distancing when visiting recycling centres. People should only travel to a site if it is absolutely essential to do so.”

People are being reminded that if there are passengers in the car, only one person can leave the vehicle and staff will not be able to help unload.

Staffing arrangements have been taken into account at waste sites operated by SUEZ, with more staff deployed to handle the increased volume of waste and recycling

These latest changes are in response to the successful reopening of 16 out of 20 recycling centres across Manchester.

Residents will need to show proof of address, such as a utility bill when visiting.

The number of cars on to site is still limited, with one person allowed out of their vehicle to dispose of their waste.

A traffic control system has also been introduced based on odd and even number plates.

It will work on a four week rota to limit the amount of traffic visiting the centres and limit the potential for staff and the public to be exposed to the virus.

Information about how to manage and dispose of waste, and the latest updates on household waste recycling centres, can be found at

Posted on Friday 15th May 2020