Weaste is an inner city area of Salford, in Greater Manchester, England. Historically in Lancashire, it is an industrial area, with many industrial estates. The A57 (Eccles New Road) passes through Weaste, which lies close to the M602 motorway. Weaste is north of Salford Quays. The population of the Citry of Salford ward called Weaste and Seedley taken at the 2011 census was 11,906.
The name is from Old Frenchwaste meaning "common land, waste", and is pronounced as Weest.
St Luke's Church is a grade II* listed building designed by George Gilbert Scott where Emily Pankhurst, the women's suffragette leader, was married.
19th century cotton firm Ermen & Engels — part-owned by the father of Friedrich Engels — established its second factory in 1837 near Weaste Station, on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway line. Friedrich worked for the factory in its offices near the Royal Exchange in Manchester.
Until 2011, Salford rugby league club played their homes games at the Willows off Weaste Lane. In 2012, the club moved to a new stadium in Barton-upon-Irwell, Eccles.
Weaste Cemetery is one of Salford's large municipal cemeteries.