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Have your say about waste and recycling at the new Wirral Community Forum

Veolia and Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) have announced a new Wirral Community Forum for waste and recycling and they want to hear from you!

New Community Forums are being established across Merseyside and Halton to help improve services, solve issues and problems and plan for future developments. The first Community Forum will be held in Wirral on 14th August 2014, Time: 4.00 pm – 6.00 pm at Bidston Recycling Park.

The new Community Forums will tell residents more about new developments and improvements to sites and services, as well as a chance to have your say and have your questions answered on waste and recycling in Wirral.

Veolia and MRWA provide recycling and waste services to more than 650,000 households across Merseyside and Halton, operating facilities including, 15 Household Waste and Recycling Centres, 4 Waste Transfer Stations and 2 Materials Recovery Facilities. The Community Forums will be focused on these key areas and will be open and free for anyone to attend.

Cllr Graham Morgan, MRWA Chairperson said: “We’re pleased to be establishing Community Forums across Merseyside and Halton so that residents can have their say on the services we deliver.”

Carl Beer, MRWA Chief Executive said: “By listening to our customers and local residents we can understand what they need from our services.

Alex Paterson, Director of Veolia in Merseyside and Halton, said: “We are urging residents to attend their local Community Forum to find out more about our operations and we invite people to have their say so we can ensure we are providing the best service to residents in Merseyside and Halton.”

WIRRAL FORUM: Wirral Community Forum: 14th August 2014, Time: 4.00 pm-6.00 pm at Bidston Recycling Park, Wallasey Bridge Road, Wirral, CH41 1EB.

Community Forums will be taking place in each district of Merseyside and Halton throughout August, September and October for a full list and more information visit:

Notes to the Editor

(i)     About Veolia

We are committed to protecting the environment and improving the lives of the communities in which we operate and have been awarded a Queens Award for Enterprise in Sustainability Development and received a four star rating in Business in the Community’s Corporate Responsibility Index for 2014.

 Veolia is the global leader in optimised resource management. With over 200,000 employees* worldwide, the company designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions that contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, protect and conserve available resources, and to replenish them. In 2013, Veolia supplied 94 million people with drinking water and 62 million people with wastewater service, produced 86 million megawatt hours of energy and converted 38 million metric tons of waste into new materials and energy. Veolia (Paris Euronext: VIE and NYSE: VE) recorded revenue of €22.3 billion* in 2013.*) Excluding Transdev employees and revenue currently under divestment

(ii)     Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority

Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (statutory name 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.

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