Wigan Borough Waste and Recycling Centre, Chanters Industrial Estate, Atherton, M46 9FF
Opening Hours (inc. Bank Holidays):
Summer – everyday, 8am to 7:45pm (from last Sunday in March)
Winter – everyday, 9am to 5:45pm (from last Sunday in October)
They have 2 metre height restriction and cars and vans under 3.5 tonnes, with or without a single or twin axle trailer (up to 3 metres long). Trade waste is not accepted.
Items which can be recycled at the centre are paper, cardboard and telephone directories, mixed textiles and clothes, foil, cans and aerosols, scrap metals, hard plastics and plastic bottles, small electrical appliances, large domestic appliances, televisions and computer monitors, fluorescent tubes and eco bulbs, soil, wood and rubble, cooking oil, plasterboard, garden waste, used engine oil, tyres and car batteries, paint and gas bottles.
For further enquiries, please contact Wigan Council Environmental services T: 01942404364 (available from Monday to Friday - 8am to 6pm, Saturday - 8am to 12.30pm, Sunday – Closed).
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