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Ravenhead (Burtonhead Road) HWRC to close for revamp

A planned major redevelopment will temporarily close Ravenhead Household Waste Recycling Centre (Burtonhead Road, St Helens) from October.

The upgrading work announced by Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) will make the site, also known as Burtonhead Road, much easier to use, with new access roads, a split level layout and a canopied skip area.

Closing for works on Sunday 6th October at 5.00pm, the re-developed Centre will re-open in the spring.

Carl Beer, Chief Executive of MRWA, said: “The improvements are all part of a bigger plan to balance first class recycling facilities with the need to deliver value for money to the Merseyside public.”

Residents can use any of the other five local sites at Rainford, Kirkby, Rainhill, Newton-le-Willows and Huyton during the Ravenhead closure if they wish.”


Note to editors

Full details of all 14 Merseyside Household Waste Recycling Centres are available at or on 0151 255 1444.

Alternative sites –

Huyton – Wilson Road, Huyton Industrial Estate – L36 6AD
Kirkby – Depot Road, Knowsley Industrial Park – L33 7UZ
Newton-le-Willows – Junction Lane – WA12 8DN
Rainford – Southerns Lane –  WA11 8EY
Rainhill – Tasker Terrace, Rainhill – L35 4NX

Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (formerly Merseyside Waste Disposal 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’s residents.

Members of the media can contact:

John Lally
0151 255 1444