TIPS are the not the only place where households can recycle their unwanted goods.

Many fire stations across Greater Manchester have recycling banks outside where people can take their unwanted clothes, shoes, linen, handbags and more.

Donated goods help raise money for the Fire Firefighters Charity.

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To find out which fire stations have the centre visit.

This week all recycling centres in Greater Manchester opened seven days a week.

Safety measures remain in place, and visitors are urged to make essential trips only

Two people from the same household are now able to leave their vehicle to carry large items. .”

Regulations on transit vans have also been lifted from Monday 29 June to allow residents with vans to bring household waste to the centres.

However, vehicles with trailers are still not permitted to use the recycling centres.

The visit limits introduced in February this year remain in place, meaning cars can visit up to 52 times a year, vans under 3.5 tonnes can visit 18 times a year, and vans over 3.5 tonnes can visit 12 times a year.

For information on opening times and what you can take to the household waste recycling centres, visit