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Longley Lane Household Waste and Recycling Centre – R4GM/Suez

4 January 2023

Information & Advice on Longley Lane council tip

Here is everything you need to know about the Longley Lane Recycling Centre in Sharston, South Manchester. We’ve included a map, address, opening hours, important rules about what is and isn’t allowed, and lots more useful information.

Don’t get confused! All of Manchester’s recycling centres are run by Recycle For Greater Manchester (R4GM) and Suez. The Longley Lane site appears as Longley Lane Household Waste and Recycling Centre – R4GM/Suez in Google searches.

Note: if you’re looking for info on all of Manchester’s recycling centres, take a look at our Manchester recycling centre guide



Longley Lane Household Waste and Recycling Centre – R4GM/Suez is located on Leestone Road, just off Longley Lane, M22 4RQ.


Location Map of Longley Lane recycling centre

Longley Lane Household Waste and Recycling Centre - R4GM/Suez map


Opening hours

Longley Lane tip is open Monday – Sunday 08:00 – 18:00.

It is open on bank holidays but closed Christmas and New Year’s Day.


Booking required?

You don’t need to book to visit Longley Lane. Just make sure you have the right 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 Longley Lane. They have removed the 2m height restriction. If you are coming in a van (including hire), pick up truck or with a twin axle trailer, you need to apply for a van permit. Click here for info on how to get one.

Although it’s unlikely you’ll exceed this number, there are limits to the number of visits you can make to Longley Lane. This depends on the vehicle you have. You are entitled to 52 visits a year with:

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

You can visit 18 times a year with:

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



Waste accepted:

Here is a list of things you can dispose of at Longley Lane:

  • Batteries
  • Car batteries
  • Cooking oil
  • Electrical items
  • Engine oil
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Garden waste
  • Gas bottles
  • General waste
  • 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.
  • Household chemicals (paint)
  • Media (reusable books, CDs and DVDs)
  • Mixed recycling (aerosols, plastic bottles, drink cans, food tins, glass bottles, glass jars, aluminium foil and trays)
  • Paper and card
  • Print cartridges
  • Scrap metal
  • Timber and wood
  • TVs and monitors
  • Tyres

Check what to do with a specific item not listed above in Manchester waste authority’s A-Z list. Find out how to dispose of asbestos here


Waste not accepted

Longley Lane doesn’t accept trade or commercial waste. Find out how to dispose of it in Manchester here.



Reuse options

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

To shop donated and upcycled 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 Longley Lane, the phone number is 07881 386 499.

Try and sort your waste before arriving so your visit is as quick and efficient as possible. According to the R4GM site, Longley Lane had a 55% recycling rate in September 2022.


Google reviews of Longley Lane

Longley Lane has a rating of 4.4 stars. Users compliment the site’s organisation but report that there are often queues. 

longley lane household waste and recycling centre - r4gm/suez review



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