We are working in partnership with our Waste Management Team to reduce the amount of waste that does not get recycled from our cemeteries. We have now introduced a green waste bay at Peel Green Cemetery and would urge you to use the green waste bins provided which is located between Plot U and T in the cemetery. Please place all flowers, plants and leaves in the green waste bins. To avoid contamination of the green waste bins you must remove any non-green matter from wreaths or grave displays when you dispose of them. This includes plastics, paper, florists' foam, metal and other non-compostable materials. These items can be placed in the other bins located around the cemetery.
We really appreciate your efforts to reduce the amount of green waste that ends up as refuse. Working together we can make our cemeteries more sustainable for the future.
Floral tributes are always welcome but did you know that florists foam contains the same amount of plastic as 10 plastic shopping bags, is non-biodegradable and can’t be recycled? Ask your florist about environmentally-friendly alternatives including moss, willow and a mixture of foliage and using a hessian bow or recyclable paper to wrap the flowers instead of cellophane wrapping.
The flower growing industry uses large amounts of energy and water and flowers can be transported long distances. Ask your florist about using sustainable or locally grown flowers or use cut flowers from your garden. Or you could limit flowers to just one family tribute instead of several individual ones or even ask for donations to charity instead.
Salford City Council Bereavement Services would like to make our cemeteries more sustainable, and in turn help residents memorialise loved ones in an eco-friendly way. Sustainable cemetery management is a way that we can reduce our carbon footprint and promote biodiversity.
Peel Green Cemetery was opened in 1879 and covers 32 acres of land. To date, more than 44,800 interments have been carried out.
The public toilets are located outside the crematorium and are open Monday to Friday. A number of water taps are provided within the grounds for use by visitors.
Please adhere to the one-way system which is in operation. The authority will not be held responsible in the event of an accident occurring if the one way system has not been followed.
If you require any assistance regarding Peel Green Cemetery or Crematorium please contact the main office at Agecroft Cemetery on 0161 686 7290.
Peel Green Crematorium was also a former old Non-Conformist burial chapel, which was converted into a crematorium in May 1955 and has carried out over 59,500 cremations.
The chapel can seat up to 100 mourners and a loop system has been installed at the crematorium to assist people with hearing difficulties to follow the funeral service.
There are outside speakers in place to allow mourners who gather outside at large funerals when the chapel is full to participate in the service. On request Salford City Council bereavement services can offer live webcasting and recording of ceremonies at an Peel Green Crematorium at additional fee.
The cemetery has been awarded Green Flag status and recent improvements have helped transform the cemetery into a first class facility which benefits the local community.
Book of remembrance
For information on viewing the book of remembrance, both in person and online, go to our ordering memorialisation page.
The war memorials within the cemetery are of particular interest to many groups. To support self-led visits to study war memorials in the local area we have developed the teacher information sheet and 'looking at war memorials in the local area' activity sheet which can be downloaded below.
School visits to the cemetery are self-led however we ask teachers to contact us before planning a visit so that we can provide any support or advice required.
716 Liverpool Road
You can use the TfGM journey planner to find out the best way to visit the cemetery.
If you are unable to view documents of these types, our downloads page provides links to viewing software.
This page was last updated on 8 March 2023