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Recycling

Did you know that two thirds of all of the rubbish that we throw away could be recycled? And that recycling all kinds of household waste on Merseyside is getting easier with improved kerbside collections and the opening of new Recycling Centres?

Our message couldn’t be clearer – you can recycle easily no matter how much time you’ve got.

The current way of disposing of waste in landfill can’t continue. It has environmental issues as well as hitting the tax payer with costly fines. Merseyside produces around 600,000 tonnes of household waste a year. Of this, approximately 40% is recycled, meaning over 300,000 tonnes of waste goes to landfill.

Recycling turns materials that would otherwise become waste into valuable resources. In addition, it generates a host of environmental, financial and social benefits. Materials like glass, metal, plastics and paper are collected, separated and sent to facilities that can process them into new materials or products.

Recycle your waste by using the kerbside recycling bins, bags or boxes your local council provides. Recycle materials in one of your local bring banks. Or take your materials for recycling to one of the Household Waste Recycling Centres across Merseyside and Halton.

Take a look around this website to learn about your options for recycling. See how you can stop materials being wasted in the first place through prevention and reduction.