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Merseyside Recycling Centres switch to shorther winter hours (25 Sept 2015)

Merseyside’s Recycling Centres are set to switch to their shorter winter opening hours.

From Thursday 1st October the Centres will be open from 8.00am until 5.00pm* – changing from the summer hours of 8.00am to 8.00pm.

Carl Beer, Chief Executive of MRWA, said: “Merseyside householders can use the Centres to recycle a host of items – from cans, car batteries and cardboard to garden waste, glass bottles and jars, paper, scrap metal, textiles and timber, and more.”

There are 13 Household Waste Recycling Centres in the region. They are operated by Veolia on behalf of Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA).

Knowsley: Huyton, Kirkby

Liverpool: Otterspool

Sefton: Formby, Sefton Meadows, South Sefton, Southport

St Helens: Newton-le-Willows, Ravenhead, Rainhill

Wirral: Bidston, Clatterbridge, West Kirby

The Centre at South Sefton in Bootle is home to the YMCA Community Re-use Shop. The shop is the first of its kind in Merseyside and accepts used and ‘pre-loved’ items from householders which have been dropped off at the Recycling Centre. Instead of being landfilled or recycled, the donations are cleaned and put up for sale. They include furniture, children’s’ toys, electrical items and tools/bric-a-brac.

If you’re planning to visit a Recycling Centre in a van or with a long trailer then you will need a Permit to get in.

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NOTES TO EDITORS:

From October 1st 2015 until March 31st 2016 Merseyside’s Household Waste Recycling Centres will be open from 8.00am until 5.00pm*. The Centres are located at:

Knowsley –

Huyton – Wilson Road – L36 6AD Kirkby – Depot Road, Knowsley Industrial Park – L33 3AR

Liverpool –

Otterspool – Jericho Lane, Aigburth – L17 5AR

Sefton –

Formby – Altcar Road, Formby – L37 8EG Sefton Meadows – Sefton Lane, Maghull – L31 8BX Southport – Foul Lane, Scarisbrick New Road – PR9 7RG South Sefton – Irlam Road, Bootle – L20 4AE

St Helens –

Newton-le-Willows – Junction Lane – WA12 8DN *Rainhill – Tasker Terrace, Rainhill – L35 4NX Ravenhead – Burtonhead Road, St. Helens – WA9 5EA

Wirral –

Bidston – Wallasey Bridge Road, Birkenhead – CH41 1EB Clatterbridge – Mount Road, Clatterbridge – CH63 4JZ

West Kirby – Greenbank Road – CH48 5HR

*NB:

Rainhill:

Monday to Friday: Open 8.00am-5.00pm

Saturdays: Open 9.00am-5.00pm

Sundays: Open 9.00am–3.00pm

MRWA is a local government body with nine elected members from the five constituent councils in Merseyside. It organises and manages disposal of all waste collected by the five councils and operates 13 Household Waste Recycling Facilities. www.merseysidewda.gov.uk

Merseyside partners come together to make ‘recycling their business’ (8 July 2014)

With more than 200 tonnes of litter bin waste produced by residents and visitors to the city in the average month, Merseyside waste and recycling partners have come together to recycle street litter bin waste.

Liverpool City Council, Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority and their contractors Amey and Veolia will be introducing extra hi-visibility bins at high traffic areas throughout Liverpool during a busy season of events.

The litter bin waste collected currently collected across the City in the most part is recyclable. Previously destined for landfill – recyclable items such as cans, paper, cardboard, plastic and glass bottles – are now sorted and extracted out, so that the valuable recyclable materials can be reprocessed.

It’s estimated that more than 50% of the litter and street waste collected in Liverpool is now recycled.

Cllr Laura Robertson-Collins, Chair of Liverpool City Council’s Neighbourhoods Select Committee said:We need to increase our recycling rate using all means possible whether it is through waste produced in households or litter deposited in bins in the streets. These new bins are a way we will collect more recyclables and reduce the amount of rubbish which ends up buried in landfill.”

Cllr Graham Morgan, Chairperson of Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority said: “This is a really important time for the city, and the region as a whole, with the eyes of the world looking at how we do business.  By something as simple as increasing the amount of litter bins and recycling, we can ensure that our region impresses at every level.”

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Picture Caption:

Mike Jarvis – Amey, and Ken Ross – Neighbourhood Action Team, Liverpool City Council with Carl Beer – Chief Executive, Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority and Cllr Laura Robertson-Collins – Chair of Liverpool City Council’s Neighbourhoods Select Committee help launch the new events bins for Liverpool

Media contact: Colette Gill Tel: 0151 255 2527

Email: colette.gill@merseysidewda.gov.uk