Make sure your bins don't overflow this Christmas and find out what festive rubbish goes in which bin.
There WILL be changes to waste and recycling collection dates over Christmas. We will also collect any extra recycling.
Household Waste Centres (Chichester Street, Rochdale and Spring Vale, Middleton) are open every day apart from Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Bin collection changes
How do I recycle my Christmas tree?
You can recycle your Christmas tree at home or take it to a Christmas tree recycling point.
Recycle your Christmas tree
Which bin should I use for wrapping paper and cardboard?
You can put paper and cardboard in your blue bin. This includes:
- Wrapping paper
- Christmas cards and envelopes
- Any cardboard packaging
- Juice and food cartons
Make sure you don't put foil, polystyrene or ribbon in your blue bin and flat pack any packaging to make more room.
What bin should I use for jars, bottles and aluminium food trays?
You can put mixed recycling in your light green recycling bin. This means:
- Glass bottles and jars
- Metal food and drinks cans
- Plastic bottles without bottle tops
- Clean aluminium foil and aluminium food trays
- Aerosol cans
Is your waste item not on this list? Don't put it in your light green bin.
What bin should I use for Christmas food waste?
Your can put your Christmas food waste into your brown bin or brown street caddy.
Please use a compostable bag. not a plastic bag. Food waste includes:
All cooked food
All uncooked food
Bones and carcasses
Love Food Hate Waste for great leftover recipe ideas and money saving tips. The average household can save up to £60 a month by reducing food waste.
What bin should I use for everything else?
Your dark green bin is for all your Christmas waste that can't be recycled. This includes:
- Plastic food trays, pots and tubs
- Plastic bags
- Broken drinking and window glass. You can also take these to
your local recycling centre
You can recycle most Christmas waste. If your bins are full, take your recycling to your local
household waste recycling centre
Find out what you can recycle all year round on
Recycle for Greater Manchester's website.