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West Kirby Recycling Centre temporary closure 1st to 15th October

The popular West Kirby Recycling Centre is closing for two weeks from Monday 1st October to undergo essential maintenance works.

It will re-open on Monday 15th October at 8.00am.

The temporary closure of the Greenbank Road facility is to undertake essential repairs and reconstruction to its road surface.

Other improvements to the facility will include upgrading signage, making improvements to road markings around the site and improving staff facilities.

The closure of the facility will mean that residents should use their next nearest or most convenient Recycling Centre. For many residents living in and around West Kirby, the nearest facilities will be:

Clatterbridge (Mount Road, CH63 4JZ)
Bidston (Wallasey Bridge Road, CH41 1EB)

The West Kirby facility is one of 14 Centres across Merseyside provided for residents by Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) and Veolia to recycle and dispose of their waste. In total, 150m2 of works will be undertaken.

Cllr Tony Concepcion, MRWA Chairperson, said: “West Kirby receives approximately 1000 tonnes of material a month from local residents. Due to this demand on the facility essential maintenance is required to ensure the Recycling Centre remains safe for customers and employees. We’re also taking this opportunity to thoroughly check all aspects of the site, undertake any repairs, repaint, review signage and ensure that the site adheres to the high standard required of a public facility. We’d encourage residents to use an alternative Recycling Centre, or hold on until West Kirby re-opens.”

Residents using West Kirby over the next few weeks will be able to see the closure information on banners at the site and an information leaflet which will detail all of the nearest facilities for them to use during the temporary closure.

ENDS

Notes for editors

1. MRWA operates (via a contract with Veolia) 14 Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC’s) for householders in the Merseyside area wishing to recycle and dispose of their own waste.

2. Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority is responsible for the disposal of municipal waste on Merseyside. Established in 1986 following the abolition of Merseyside County Council, it is a statutory Authority that works with all the local authorities on Merseyside – Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral. MRWA takes a lead in advocating recycling, waste minimisation and safe and effective disposal of waste for Merseyside residents.

Members of the media for more information please contact:

John Lally
Marketing and Communications Officer
Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority
Direct Dial: 0151 255 2568
John.lally@merseysidewda.gov.uk
General enquiries: 0151 255 1444