There are two Household Waste Recycling centres (HWRCs) in Bolton where you can dispose of a wide range of items. By taking your waste and unwanted goods to these HWRCs, we can dispose of them appropriately and recycle wherever possible.

Recycling centre  Opening hours
Hurstwood Court
Raikes Lane

Monday to Sunday
8am - 8pm during British Summer Time.

8am - 6pm from the last Sunday in October to British Summer Time.

Christmas Day: Closed
New Years Day: Closed

Salford Road Recycling Centre
Salford Road
Monday to Saturday
8am - 6pm

Sunday and Bank Holidays
10am - 4pm

Christmas Day: Closed
New Years Day: Closed

The recycling centres are open on Bank Holidays except for Christmas Day and New Years Day.

If you live in Bolton you can use any Recycling Centre in Greater Manchester free of charge for waste and recycling from your home.

How many times can I visit?

The number of times you can visit Greater Manchester Suez Recycling Centres in a year, depends on the size of your vehicle:

  • Cars and cars with single axle trailers – 52 visits a year
  • Cars with a double axle trailer – 18 visits a year
  • Vehicles up to 3.5 tonne gross vehicle weight: 18 visits a year
  • Vans over 3.5 tonnes can visit 12 times a year

Van permit

If you are visiting your local Household Waste Recycling Centre to dispose of household waste using your own van, pick-up truck or a twin axle trailer you will need a permit. For more information, and to apply for a permit, please visit the following link:

If you are using a car, you do not need a permit. 

Removal of height restrictions

From 9 May 2022 we are making it easier for residents with vehicles over 2 metres to recycle their waste by allowing access to the recycling centres instead of the weighbridge.  

What can I take?

Please make sure you separate your waste and recycling before you visit so you can put them in the right container when you arrive.

For a full list of what you can take, please check our A-Z recycling guide at

Trade waste

You cannot take business or trade waste to any of the Recycling Centres. These are strictly for household waste and recycling only. You can dispose of your business or trade waste at a SUEZ waste transfer facility. PPE must be worn when visiting.

For more information visit


If you have removed plasterboard from your home, you can take it to a household waste recycling centre. Before visiting any site, please visit the following link and follow the instructions


If you have removed asbestos from your home, this must be disposed of at a waste transfer facilities listed on the following link. Please follow the instructions provided before visiting.

For more information about disposing of asbestos safely and how to find your local facility please visit

Renew Shops

Items that you no longer need but are too good to waste can be donated to Renew by dropping them off at one of the donation containers at the recycling centres (all except Chester Road and Reliance Street).

We then sell your items in our three Renew shops – all the money raised goes to supporting good causes across Greater Manchester.

FInd out more at