GMWDA transfers into the GMCA

From 1st April 2018, the Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority transferred all its duties, obligations and statutory powers for waste disposal to the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. The move is part of the 2014 ground-breaking devolution agreement.
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Welcome to GMCA waste and resource management

As England’s largest Waste Disposal Authority, we will do everything we can to save resources, ensuring that as much waste as possible is recycled or used for energy recovery.

Since 2009, we have created 43 waste management and recycling facilities. These facilities deal with over 1.1 million tonnes of waste collected each year from over 1 million households in Bury, Bolton, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside and Trafford.

The recycling rate for waste from households in Greater Manchester in 2017/18 was 47%.

Our aims

  • 55% household recycling by 2025
  • 60% recycling across the 20 Household Waste Recycling Centres by 2021

Our aim is zero waste for Greater Manchester, and this is how we’ll do it

Inspiring and influencing changes in behaviour

Discover how we are inspiring and encouraging residents to reduce, reuse and recycle their waste.

Influencing and informing waste policy in the UK

See how we are helping to shape the future of waste policy.

Ambitious

Commitment to working in partnership

Find out more about who we work with and what we can achieve together.

Delivering efficient and sustainable energy and waste facilities

Learn more about our renewable energy, waste and recycling facilities.

Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority

Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority