On this page you'll see advice on how to get the most out of recycling:
The following film has been produced by Salford City Council to explain how to recycle your food waste using your indoor kitchen caddy and compostable liners.
Download the transcript at the bottom of this page.
Did you know that in the UK, most families could save up to £60 a month just by cutting down the amount of food that ends up in the bin?
Take a look at our top tips to find out how.
Simply tie an empty liner to the lid of your pink lidded bin or outdoor food bin and place out for collection as normal. We'll then deliver some more liners for free.
You can also collect two rolls of kitchen caddy liners, free of charge, from the Gateway centres and other locations across the city.
Take a look at our downloadable documents at the bottom of the page to see the full list of centres where you can collect caddy liners.
Yes, if you feel you need additional recycling bins or a 7 litre indoor kitchen caddy, you can order a recycling bin free of charge.
Please use our post code search to find out when your bins will be collected.
You should put your bins/box or sack out before 6.30am on your collection day.
Please do not put your bins out before 7pm the night before collection and collect your bins by 11pm on the day of collection to avoid vandalism.
You need to place your food bin in an accessible place near your property. For detached and semi-detached houses, this should be at the same place as your other bins. For terraced houses, this should be at the front of your home and not at a collection point such as a entry end.
If we have missed your bin then please use our online reporting form.
Please take a look at the items that you can recycle in the different coloured bins.
As a nation we are running out of landfill space and the costs of sending waste to landfill continues to rise. Increasing the amount we recycle will help to save the city significant amounts of money which can we used to support other services.
Recycling also helps the environment. For example, making glass bottles and jars from recycled materials saves energy. The energy saving from recycling just one bottle will power a computer for 20 minutes and it takes just 25 two litre pop bottles to make one adult size fleece jacket.
No, we cannot collect anything left at the side of your bin. All waste must be placed inside your bin with the lid closed when you put it out for collection. See our no side waste and closed bin lid policy for more details.
Tip: to maximise the capacity of your bin, break up and flatten recyclable materials such as plastic bottles or cardboard where possible.
We only collect plastic bottles and not plastic food trays, plastic carrier bags, yoghurt pots, etc.
There are lots of different types of plastic, and although they could all potentially be recycled there isn't anywhere locally that we take them to be recycled. If we transported them over long distances we would lose the environmental benefits of recycling. This is why we only take plastic bottles. Even the lids from the bottles are made from types of plastic we can't recycle locally.
However, Salford City Council and the other local authorities in Greater Manchester are working together to improve this all the time and if this ever changes we will update the list.
Yes, food and drink cartons such as orange juice and milk cartons can be recycled by putting them in the blue bin or sack.
Simply tie an empty liner to the lid of your pink lidded bin or 23 litre outdoor food bin and place out for collection as normal. We'll then deliver some more liners for free. You can also collect two rolls of kitchen caddy liners, free of charge, from the Gateway centres and other locations across the city.
Wheeled bins can be rinsed with warm water and mild detergent to keep them clean.
Once we have collected your food waste, it is taken to a local processing plant.
A video showing how food waste is recycled is available on the Recycle for Greater Manchester website.
We do not collect textiles such as clothes or shoes as part of our recycling service. However we would encourage you to take unwanted clothes and shoes to your local charity shop or recycle them at one of our household waste recycling centres (HWRC) or recycling bring sites.
If you are unable to view documents of these types, our downloads page provides links to viewing software.
This page was last updated on 14 June 2019