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Commercial waste collection providers in Manchester

Business owners in the Greater Manchester region have a wide array of choices when it comes to commercial waste collection providers. Our business waste experts have compiled this list of the top local waste collection businesses in Manchester.

<h3><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Brantlegh</a></h3>


Brantlegh, a Salford-based company, began its operations focusing on residential waste, aiming to enhance the fortnightly collections provided by the local council. Since then, Brantlegh has grown significantly and now offers commercial waste management services throughout the UK.

<h3><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">FreshStart</a></h3>


FreshStart is a family-run waste provider serving the Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire, and Lancashire areas. They are dedicated to offering a low-carbon commercial waste service, achieved by minimising the use of landfills and operating a carbon capture programme.

<h3><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">B&M Waste Services</a></h3>

B&M Waste Services

B&M Waste Services provides commercial recycling and waste management solutions across Manchester city centre, Bolton, Bury, Stockport, Oldham, and Warrington. The company is a past winner of the ‘Customer-Focused Manchester Business of the Year’ award.

<h3><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Kenny Waste Management</a></h3>

Kenny Waste Management

Kenny Waste Management was established in Worsley 30 years ago. They focus on commercial waste prevention and recycling to divert waste from landfills, and they proudly achieve a 99% recovery and recycling rate for waste processed at their Worsley facility.

<h3><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Lavelle Waste Services</a></h3>

Lavelle Waste Services

Lavelle Waste Services offers commercial waste collections across Greater Manchester and Lancashire and provides an onsite commercial waste audit for all new customers to deliver a truly tailored service. Lavelle collaborates with Bio-Bean to offer a unique coffee grounds recycling service.

<h3><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Ash Waste Services</a></h3>

Ash Waste Services

Ash Waste Services is certified carbon-neutral by the Carbon Neutral Organisation. Ash provides complete waste solutions for Manchester businesses, including commercial waste storage, collection, transportation, business waste disposal, and compliance certification.

Commercial waste collection services in Manchester

Our experts can gather quotes for various commercial waste collection services for businesses in the Manchester area. Click on the service below to discover how we can assist you in enhancing your commercial waste management plans.

Manchester City Council Commercial Waste Disposal

Manchester City Council does not provide commercial waste collection services for businesses. Instead, businesses are required to engage either local or national commercial waste providers.

Businesses are strictly prohibited from using public recycling centres for waste disposal. However, the council operates eight public waste transfer stations where businesses can legally dispose of their waste for a fee.

Source: Manchester City Council – Commercial Waste Collections

Commercial waste transfer facilities in Manchester

National waste provider Suez operates eight public waste transfer stations in Manchester, where businesses can deliver and dispose of their waste. The locations are as follows:

  • Arkwright Street, Oldham, OL9 9LZ
  • Bayley Street, Stalybridge, SK15 1PZ
  • Bredbury Park Way, Bredbury, SK6 2SN
  • Chichester Street, Rochdale, OL16 2AU
  • Cobden Street, Salford, M6 6NA
  • Every Street, Bury, BL9 5BE
  • Salford Road, Bolton, BL5 1DG
  • Longley Lane, Sharston, Gatley, M22 4RQ

Source: Recycle for Greater Manchester

The waste transfer stations above will provide you with a Waste Transfer Note for any business waste you bring, allowing your company to demonstrate its compliance. However, it is mandatory to wear appropriate PPE when visiting these sites.

⚠️ Businesses that transport their own waste must be registered with a waste carrier licence. Register a carrier licence here.

Greater Manchester commercial waste disposal costs

The table below shows the commercial waste costs for delivering waste to the Greater Manchester commercial waste transfer stations.

CategoryUnit of MeasurePriceMin price (500KG)
Duty of care12 month certiicate£2.24N/A
Public check/weighEach£15.12N/A
Certificate of destructionEach£70.75N/A
Confidential waste paperTonne£301.03£150.51
Scrap metalTonneFreeFree
Trade confidentialTonne£583.82£291.91

Source: Recycle for Greater Manchester – January 2024

National waste collection providers operating in Manchester

The three largest UK commercial waste providers all offer services to businesses in Manchester, utilising their own local waste facilities. Our waste experts have summarised what each of these providers do in the Greater Manchester area:

Biffa’s commercial waste collections in Manchester

Biffa provides commercial waste services throughout the North West of England, including the Greater Manchester area. To facilitate these local services, Biffa operates from several locations within the M60 motorway:

  • Clifton Hall Landfill Site – Lumms Lane, Swinton.
  • Trafford Park Mixed Recycling Centre – Trafford Wharf Road, Stretford
  • Gorton Waste Station – Hammerstone Road, Openshaw

In 2021, Biffa launched a fleet of electric waste vehicles in partnership with Manchester City Council. This initiative aims to reduce nitrogen dioxide levels in the city’s air and is part of a broader effort to halve Manchester’s carbon footprint by 2025.

Website – Biffa’s Manchester EVs, Biffa’s operations in the North West.

Veolia’s commercial waste collections in Manchester

Veolia operates commercial waste collection services across Manchester out of their depot on Nash Road, Trafford Park.

Veolia’ has a partnership with Manchester City Football Club, which focuses on enhancing the club’s environmental performance and minimising its ecological impact. The collaboration involves comprehensive waste management at the club’s Etihad Stadium, emphasising recycling and converting non-recyclable waste into energy for local homes.

Website – Veolia Manchester City Recycling Academy.

Suez commercial waste collection in Manchester

Alongside offering commercial waste collection services to businesses throughout Manchester, Suez also holds the contract for providing public waste transfer stations in the area.

In collaboration with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, Suez operates The Renew Hub – the UK’s largest re-use operation. This initiative focuses on repurposing items such as furniture, toys, and electronics, which are collected from donation containers across Greater Manchester.

These items are refurbished and sold at affordable prices through Renew shops and an eBay page. To date, over 130,000 items have been sold, greatly benefiting local communities. Moreover, furniture is provided free of charge to charities supporting those in need in the region.

Website – Suez Renew Hub Manchester

University of Manchester waste management

The University of Manchester is the third-largest university in the UK and is a prominent public research university located south of Manchester City Centre. It is a major educational and research hub, attracting over 46,000 students and 5,000 academic professionals.

The University of Manchester has published its overall waste management strategy, which focuses on the principles of the waste hierarchy: avoid, reduce, reuse, and recycle, prioritising waste reduction at the source.

Their Sustainable Procurement Action Plan commits to altering purchasing behaviours, favouring circular economy practices over linear models, and promoting the reuse and refurbishment of products. The university operates a furniture reuse store, repurposing unwanted furniture for staff, students, and charitable causes, diverting significant amounts of waste annually.

Source: University of Manchester – Our waste and where it goes

For more information, check out our page on waste management in the education sector.