Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) currently manages and maintains four closed landfill sites across Greater Manchester to ensure that they are monitored for landfill gas migration and leachate pollution, preventing threats to human health or the environment.

All leachate generated from these sites is collected and managed by drainage collection systems. Three sites have Methane Stripping Plants (MSP) which aerate and strip collected leachate of its methane concentration prior to its disposal into the public sewer under individual trade effluent agreements with the local water utility provider for that area.

Former Landfill Sites

GMWDA sold 18 former landfill sites in 2012 to POS Landcare (Manchester) Limited (opens in new tab). For further information on these sites, please contact Roger Warren, Landcare Managing Director on 01253 861816 or email:


Cox Green, Cox Green Road, Egerton Bolton BL7 9UX
Red Moss Futura Park, Horwich Bolton BL7 9UX, Bury
Drinkwater Park, Clifton Road, Prestwich M45 7J


Pink Bank Lane East Road, Gorton, Manchester M18 7RN
Deanshut Clough Dingle Terrace, Ashton-Under-Lyne, Tameside OL6 8AH
Hardman Fold, Broadway, Failsworth Manchester M35 0DX


Peel Lane, Heywood, Rochdale OL16 2AU


Brookhouse Stannard Road, Eccles, M30 7PN
Carrington Street, Swinton, Salford M27 8GQ
Lumns Lane Clifton, Swinton, Manchester M27 8LN


Adswood, Adswood Road, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle SK8 5QA


Ash Road, Droylsden, Manchester M43 6QU
Glent Quarry, Wakefield Road, Heyrod, Stalybridge SJ15 3BY
St Annes Road Tameside M34 3FA
Dunkirk Lane, Hyde SK14 4NL


Cob Kiln Lane, Urmston, Manchester M41 9JT (Torbay Road)
Chester Road, Stretford, Manchester M32 6QU
Torbay Road, Trafford M41 9JT