Droylsden tip to re-open as people are allowed to take more items

The Ash Road household waste and recycling centre in Droylsden will re-open from this weekend, when people will also be able to take more items to tips across Greater Manchester.

Recycle for Greater Manchester say that from Saturday (13 June) visitors to tips can take the following household items:

  • Mattresses and carpets 
  • Electrical items (including white goods)
  • Batteries and oil 
  • Tyres and gas bottles 
  • Cans, plastic bottles, glass bottles and jars 

For a full list of items you can take, visit https://bit.ly/2YctuQY.

This will be in place at the centres on Ash Road in Droylsden, Bayley Street in Stalybridge and Arkwright Street in Oldham. 

Meanwhile, the Ash Road centre will re-open from Saturday and be open every day from 8am to 6pm. It has been unable to open prior to this weekend due to staff shortages, layout issues and queuing cars being a problem. 

Also from Saturday, two people - providing they are from the same household - will be able to unload and carry larger bulkier items, as opposed to just one person, as staff are unable to help due to social distancing. 

Other rules in place are: 

  • Cars and small vans only - No transit type vans and vehicles with trailers
  • No pedestrian access
  • SUEZ staff will not be able to help unload your vehicle
  • Please take proof of address with you such as your council tax bill, gas or electric bill to show you live in one of the nine councils in Greater Manchester. You can show your bill on your mobile phone.
  • ANPR and CCTV are in operation, trade waste is not allowed.
  • Expect to queue for longer than usual due to social distancing restrictions in place. Make sure you don’t block access for other road users

People are also reminded to separate items so they can be easily placed in the right container on arrival.

You should also only visit the centres if you really need to and cannot store items safely at home - particularly at the Arkwright Street centre in Oldham where long queues have been reported. 

Items that you can’t take to the recycling centre are:

  • Large items of furniture
  • Books
  • Textiles, clothes and shoes
  • CDs, DVDs and tapes.

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