We are responsible for the management and disposal of municipal waste from Greater Manchester (Formerly known as Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority). We handle around 4% of the UKs municipal waste. This is approximately 1.1 million tonnes of waste and recycling each year from over a million households from the metropolitan districts of Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside and Trafford. (Wigan operate as a unitary authority and administers its own disposal arrangements).
GMCA receives funding from a levy on the 9 Greater Manchester local authorities. The levy funds the operation of a network of waste and recycling management facilities in Greater Manchester:
We also manage 2 Education Centres, a Solar Farm and 4 closed landfill sites.
The recycling rate for waste from households in Greater Manchester in 2017/18 was 47%.
In support of these aims, communications and behavioural change campaigns are delivered under our public facing brand, Recycle for Greater Manchester. We work in partnership with local councils, WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) and other stakeholder organisations.
Meetings Waste and Recycling Committee
Facebook Recycle for Greater Manchester
LinkedIn Waste & Resources team (GMCA)
Phone: 0161 778 7110