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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Resource Greater Manchester

Resource Greater Manchester (RGM) was established in 2016 as a jointly funded partnership between GMWDA and WRAP  to maximise resources for the benefit of Greater Manchester.

The partnership will provide a strategic programme of work to help GMWDA achieve its ambitions towards ‘zero waste’ by achieving improvements and greater efficiencies  in waste prevention, reuse and recycling.


  • increasing the capture of food waste;
  • improving the quality of recyclates (dry and food and garden);
  • maximising the impact of partnership working between RGM and the nine district councils that constitute the GMWDA;
  • driving efficiency savings across the partnership;
  • provide opportunities for joint working and shared learning across other WRAP partnership such as Resource London; and
  • maximise delivery opportunities within WRAP’s consistency agenda.

The partnership was officially launched at the Recycling and Waste event at Salford University on 31st May 2017.

More information:

Resource Greater Manchester: A WRAP and GMWDA Partnership




Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority

Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority