Waste and Recycling Centres (Chanters Industrial Estate, Atherton, M46 9FF) - Open daily from 8am till 9pm, closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
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 other enquiries you can also contact Wigan Council Environmental services T: 01942404364 (available from Monday to Friday - 8am to 6pm, Saturday - 8am to 12.30pm, Sunday – Closed).
According to The Bolton News, residents of Wigan borough have been praised for their recycling efforts, as latest statistics show the borough increased its recycling rates from 12 per cent to 45 per cent in the past 10 years and also reduced waste sent to landfill by 40 per cent over the past three years!
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