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Cobden Street Household Waste and Recycling Centre – R4GM/Suez

4 January 2023

Information & Advice on Cobden Street council tip

Here is everything you need to know about the Cobden Street Recycling Centre in Salford, Greater Manchester. Here you can find a map, address, opening hours, important rules about what is and isn’t allowed, and lots more useful information.

All of Manchester’s recycling centres are run jointly by Recycle For Greater Manchester (R4GM) and Suez. The Cobden Street site appears as Cobden Street Household Waste and Recycling Centre – R4GM/Suez in Google searches.

Note: if you’d like to find information about all of Manchester’s recycling centres, take a look at our Manchester recycling centre guide. Our guide to Longley Lane Recycling centre can be read here.



Cobden Street Household Waste and Recycling Centre – R4GM/Suez is located on Cobden Street, Salford, Manchester M6 6NA.


Location Map of Cobden Street recycling centre

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Opening hours

Cobden Street tip is open Monday – Sunday 08:00 – 18:00.

On bank holidays it is open, but closed Christmas and New Year’s Day.


Booking required?

You don’t need to book to visit Cobden Street. Just remember to have the correct permits for your vehicle (see below) and leave plenty of time in case of queues or delays. 


Access info

Cars, vans and twin axle trailers can all access Cobden Street (they have removed the 2m height restriction). You need to apply for a van permit if you are coming in a van (including hire), pick up truck or with a twin axle trailer. Click here for info on how to get one.

Although it’s very unlikely you’ll exceed this number, there are limits to the number of visits you can make to Cobden Street. This is dependent on your vehicle. You can have 52 visits a year with:

  • Cars
  • People carriers
  • Bicycles
  • Single axle trailers
  • Disibility-adapted vehicles
  • SUVs

You can visit 18 times a year with:

  • Cars with double axle trailer
  • Chassis vans
  • Vans
  • Pick up trucks
  • City vans



Waste accepted:

Here is a list of things you can dispose of at Cobden Street:

  • Tyres
  • TVs and monitors
  • Timber and wood
  • Scrap metal
  • Print cartridges
  • Paper and card
  • Mixed recycling (aerosols, plastic bottles, drink cans, food tins, glass bottles, glass jars, aluminium foil and trays)
  • Media (reusable books, CDs and DVDs)
  • Household chemicals (paint)
  • Hardcore and rubble – you are limited to the amount of rubble you can take in one visit. The limit is five (900mm x 600mm) rubble sacks per visit.
  • General waste
  • Gas bottles
  • Garden waste
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Engine oil
  • Electrical items
  • Cooking oil
  • Car batteries
  • Batteries

Check what to do with a specific item not listed above in R4GM’s A-Z list. Need to get rid of asbestos? Find out how here


Waste not accepted

Cobden doesn’t accept trade or commercial waste. Find out how to dispose of it in Salford here.



Reuse options

There are donation containers at Cobden Street for R4GM’s project RenewYou can donate reusable furniture, toys, bric-a-brac, collectibles, bikes/ other sports equipment, and gardening/ DIY items. The Renew project can’t accept petrol-powered items, clothes, shoes, toys with chemicals, mattresses or NHS equipment. Unfortunately, they don’t offer a collection service.

To shop donated items, there are shops at the following centres:

  • Eccles – Liverpool Road, M30 7RH
  • Oldham – Arkwright Steet, OL9 9LZ
  • Altrincham – Woodhouse Lane, WA14 5TB


Other information

If you need to contact Cobden Street, the phone number is 07881 385 059.

Try and sort your waste before arriving so your visit is as efficient as possible. According to the R4GM site, Cobden Street had a 54% recycling rate in September 2022.


Google reviews of Cobden Street

Cobden Street has a rating of 4.3 stars. Users compliment the site’s cleanliness but say there are often queues. 

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