Christmas Recycling and Collections!

Please note that waste and recycling collections completed by Biffa on behalf of Manchester City Council will be slightly different over the Christmas and New Year bank holidays. Collections that usually take place on a Monday will not be affected.

  • Collections that usually take place on a Tuesday will be completed on Thursday 27 December 2018 and Wednesday 2 January 2019
  • Collections that usually take place on a Wednesday will be completed on Friday 28 December 2018  and Thursday 3 January 2019
  • Collections that usually take place on a Thursday will be completed on Saturday 29 December 2018 and Friday 4 January 2019
  • Collections that usually take place on a Friday will be completed on Sunday 30 December 2018 and Saturday 5 January 2019

All collections will return to normal after this. Any problems with waste collections should be reported at – you will also find some information about recycling real Christmas trees in apartment buildings here. The page isn’t live yet, but as with previous years, if you contact a collection of real Christmas trees can be arranged during January 2019.

Apartment Recycling Progress

On a related note, you will be aware that we have been making improvements to the recycling arrangements in apartment buildings. The aim is to encourage residents to recycle more and make recycling the first and easiest choice. This has included making recycling materials available free-of-charge and carrying out a communication campaign both online and offline. We have also altered the number of general waste containers that we collect from each building so that every building has a balanced capacity. Those who manage buildings in the central and north of the city will be aware of this. We are happy to report that recycling rates are on the rise, and we’d like to thank you for your efforts to support these improvements. It is important to the city and to the environment that we all do everything we can to reduce how much we waste and recycle what we can.


Improvements progress in to central & south Manchester

Those in the centre and south of the city who haven’t been affected so far, will see changes during the next couple of months. If you haven’t heard from us and you have buildings in the centre or south of the city, please do reply to this email with the addresses and we’ll be happy to provide further specific advice.


From the Waste, Recycling & Street Cleansing Team at Manchester City Council