Disposal sites in Trafford

There are two household waste recycling centre (tips) in Trafford, all with full recycling facilities and facilities for the disposal of non-recyclable household waste.

They are located in:

Stretford

Chester Road Household Waste Recycling Centre
Chester Road
Stretford
M32 9AU

Telephone: 0161 865 8817

Altrincham

Sinderland Road Household Waste Recycling Centre
Woodhouse Lane
off Sinderland Road
Altrincham
WA14 5TB

Telephone: 0161 928 6995

Opening Times

Our disposal sites are open seven days a week during the following months:

  • Summer (28 March to 27 October) 8am to 8pm
  • Winter: (26 October to 29 March) 8am to 6pm
  • Christmas Day and New Years Day: closed

Vehicle Height Restrictions

If your vehicle is over 2 metres you will not be able to access the Recycling Centre. You can still recycle and dispose of your waste via a facility with a weighbridge. The nearest weighbridge is at Longley Lane, Sharston.

Please ensure you take some form of identity as a householder (e.g.Council Tax bill) as you will asked to present this at the weighbridge.

If you are using a hire vehicle please ensure you have your hire vehicle documents with you as you may be asked to produce them.

This is because the weighbridge is primarily used for trade waste which is chargeable.

What can I recycle at the disposal sites?

The following items can be recycled at these centres:

  • asbestos (from 1st May 2016 asbestos and plasterboard/gypsum will no longer be accepted at either Household Waste Recycling Centre in Trafford. An alternative site will be provided. Please see Recycle for Greater Manchester)
  • batteries
  • cans
  • cardboard
  • cell batteries
  • chemicals
  • computer monitors
  • fluorescent tubes
  • fridge/freezer
  • furniture (Sinderland Road only – see Recycle for Greater Manchester for a full list of accepted items)
  • gas bottles
  • glass
  • green waste
  • hard plastics (Chester Road only - see Recycle for Greater Manchester for a list of accepted items)
  • non -ferrous scrap
  • oil
  • paper
  • rubble
  • scrap metal
  • textiles
  • TVs
  • tyres
  • WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment)
  • wood.

These sites have a height barrier of two metres (6' 6").

Reporting a problem at the centres

Any problems at our disposal sites should be reported to gmwda@gmwda.gov.uk.