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MERSEYSIDE RECYCLING CENTRES SWITCH TO SHORTER WINTER HOURS

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

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

There are 14 Household Waste Recycling Centres in the region. They are operated by resource management company Veolia on behalf of Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA).

Carl Beer, Chief Executive of MRWA, said: “We shorten the hours over the winter to coincide with the darker nights over the forthcoming months. 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.”

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 – visit www.merseysidewda.gov.uk or call 0151 236 0305. Alternatively download the Merseyside Recycling app from the App Store or Google Play Store.

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NOTES TO EDITORS:

From October 1st 2017 until March 31st 2018 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 –
Old Swan – Cheadle Avenue – L13 3AF
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 14 Household Waste Recycling Facilities. www.merseysidewda.gov.uk

Longer hours for Merseyside Recycling Centres

Merseyside residents will have the opportunity to recycle more from Saturday 1st April as the region’s Household Waste Recycling Centres open for an extra three hours every day.

The 14 Recycling Centres, which are provided by Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) and operated by resource management company Veolia, will be switching to their summer opening hours, meaning they’ll be open from 8.00am until 8.00pm*, seven days a week.

The Recycling Centres are situated throughout the region with all 14 available to use for all Merseyside householders. They accept all sorts of household materials for recycling, from batteries, cans and cardboard, through to garden clippings, glass bottles, furniture, soil, timber, electrical items and white goods, plus much more.

A Van Permit scheme is in operation at all the sites meaning if you are planning to use a van or large trailer then you will need a Permit. Permits are free of charge.

Further details about Merseyside’s Household Waste Recycling Centres and the Permit Scheme can be found at www.merseysidewda.gov.uk or by calling MRWA on 0151 255 1444.

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Notes to editors:
From 1st April 2017 until 30th September 2017 Merseyside’s Household Waste Recycling Centres will be open from 8.00am until 8.00pm. The Centres can be found at:

Merseyside Household Waste Recycling Centres:

Bidston – Wallasey Bridge Road, Birkenhead CH41 1EB
Clatterbridge – Mount Road, Clatterbridge CH63 6JE
Formby – Altcar Road, Formby L37 8EG
Huyton – Wilson Road, Huyton L36 6AD
Kirkby – Depot Road, Knowsley Industrial Park L33 3AR
Newton-le-Willows – Junction Lane WA12 8DN
Old Swan – Cheadle Avenue – L13 3AF
Otterspool – Jericho Lane, Aigburth L17 5AR
Rainhill – Tasker Terrace, Rainhill L35 4NX
Ravenhead – Burtonhead Road, St. Helens WA9 5EA
Sefton Meadows – Sefton Lane, Maghull L31 8BX
Southport – Foul Lane, Scarisbrick New Road PR9 7RG
South Sefton – Irlam Road, Bootle L20 4AE
West Kirby – Greenbank Road CH48 5HR

*NB. Rainhill: Open 9.00am–6.00pm on Saturdays; 9.00am–3.00pm on Sundays
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 provides14 Household Waste Recycling Facilities, which are operated by Veolia.

Community bike shop puts residents on road to work (20 Jan 2015)

A community bicycle organisation in one of Liverpool’s most deprived wards has helped hundreds of residents get on the road to work by repairing and reusing donated bikes and selling them on to local people at bargain prices.

The Onya Bike scheme in Kensington has sold more than 200 bikes – most of them to customers needing cheap transport for work– since it was set up nearly 18 months ago.

The scheme, backed by a £5,000 grant from the Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority and Veolia Community Fund, relies on unwanted bikes donated by the public and online auction sites . Bikes are then refurbished and made roadworthy by volunteer cycle mechanics.

Stephen Faragher, director of Kensington Vision CIC, which runs the Holt Road project, said: “We’ve had a great response from local people. We buy some bikes cheap on auction sites but we get about 20 bikes donated every month. We’ve got so many waiting to be fixed up or stripped down, we’ve had to take on extra storage space.
“We sell an average of five or six bikes a week. The vast majority are people who need something to get to work on.”

The shop, which also repairs customers’ own bikes, sells cycles for an average of around £40 each but charges more for some of its more unusual stock.
Mr Faragher said: “Mountain bikes are obviously popular but it’s surprising how many people are interested in folding bikes, and old racers as well. We’ve even got a rickshaw waiting to be prepared for sale and a World War II adults’ tricycle which is ready to go.”

Councillor Graham Morgan, Chairperson of Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority, said: “The Community Fund is about encouraging people to re-use and recycle resources. Onya Bike is doing just that and playing a big part in helping people in a very deprived area access employment opportunities and get healthy at the same time.”
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Picture caption: Left to right, MRWA waste strategy policy officer Glynn Stevenson, Onya volunteer Frank Maddocks and Kensington Vision CIC director Stephen Faragher inside the bike shop.

Note to editors
1. The MRWA Community Fund supports community and voluntary sector groups, not for profit social enterprises and schools in Merseyside and Halton.
2. MRWA operates (via a contract with Veolia) 14 Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) for householders in the Merseyside area wishing to recycle and dispose of their own waste.
3. 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.

Media enquiries to Jon Flinn on 0151 709 0505

Barcelona spotlight on recycling at Liverpool Farms (30 Nov 2015)

Two Merseyside farms are attracting international attention after launching a reuse and recycling project to save hundreds of tonnes of waste wood from landfill.

The project at Larkin’s Farm and Home Farm in Croxteth is transforming used furniture and garden fences from around Merseyside into sawdust for animal bedding, wood chippings for paths, bird boxes and railings at the popular attractions.

The Neighbourhood Services Company project, funded by the Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority and Veolia Community Fund, has been made a European demonstration project and attracted interest from Spain.

Alan Johnson of the Neighbourhood Services Company (NsC) said: “We employ people of all ages to reuse and recycle the wood we receive and would-be social entrepreneurs from Barcelona came over to see what they could learn about creating sustainable youth employment from similar schemes in their own city.”

The project, which received £17,500 from MRWA’s community fund, also aims to promote reuse and recycling closer to home by directly targeting visitors to both farm attractions as well as local schools and  people with learning difficulties – as well as saving 310 tonnes of waste material from landfill.

MRWA chairperson Councillor Graham Morgan said: “Community Fund investments are never simply about reducing environmental impact. There’s always a host of other benefits that ripple out and this is a great example of that.

“It’s great to have international acknowledgement of the project’s Merseyside success.”

The Neighbourhood Services Company has previously hosted visits from Lithuanian and Romanian delegations interested in transforming recycling projects into sustainable new businesses.

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Note to editors

  1. The Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority and Veolia Community Fund supports community and voluntary sector groups, not for profit social enterprises and schools in Merseyside and Halton.
  2. MRWA operates (via a contract with Veolia) 13 Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) for householders in the Merseyside area wishing to recycle and dispose of their own waste.
  3. 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.
  4. 4. For information regarding the project or Neighbourhood Services Company, please contact Alan Johnson on 0151-546-5514.

MEDIA ENQUIRIES TO JON FLINN ON 0151 709 0505

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

Old Swan groundbreak marks start on new Liverpool Recycling Centre (20 March 2015)

Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) has broken ground at its new £1.4 million new Old Swan Household Waste Recycling Centre, in Liverpool, which is likely to open in October 2015.

The Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) off Cheadle Avenue in Old Swan will provide badly needed facilities for the north of the city and relieve pressure on the Otterspool site in Aigburth – currently the only HWRC within the Liverpool City Council boundary.

Members of the public will be able to use the Recycling Centre to bring all sorts of household items from paper, cardboard and bottles, to larger items such as white goods, televisions and furniture, plus lots more beside.

Cllr Graham Morgan, Chairperson of MRWA, said: “We’re very excited to get started on construction works. This will be a modern, efficient and well laid out waste recycling facility. The Old Swan Recycling Centre is a badly needed facility and is good news for residents in the north of the city because they will now have a much shorter drive to recycle their unwanted items.”

The new Recycling Centre will handle up to 15,000-tonnes of recyclable material each year and provide a greater range of recycling containers and a canopy to shield visitors from bad weather.

Councillor Laura Robertson-Collins from Liverpool City Council, and a member of MWRA, said: “Residents will warmly welcome the start on site of the new Centre. Having another Recycling Centre in Liverpool has been much needed and the new facility will help boost our recycling rates.”

When open the Recycling Centre will be managed by MRWA’s contractor Veolia.

Councillor Steve Munby, Liverpool City Council cabinet member for neighbourhoods, said: “As a city we are still sending too much recyclable material to landfill sites but the new Centre will make it easier for many residents who find it inconvenient to use the Otterspool Centre to recycle and is a big step forward.”

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Notes for editors

1. PICTURES: MRWA_OldSwan_2015 – Carl Beer (MRWA Chief Executive), Cllr Tony Concepcion (Liverpool City Council and MRWA member), Cllr Laura Robertson-Collins (Liverpool City Council and MRWA member), Cllr Graham Morgan (MRWA Chairperson), and Tony Byers (MRWA Assistant Waste Facilities Manager) at the site of the new Recycling Centre in Old Swan, Liverpool. MRWA_OldSwan_2015 – Tony Concepcion, Graham Morgan, Laura Robertson-Collins
2. MRWA operates (via a contract with Veolia Environmental Services) 13 Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC’s) for householders in the Merseyside area wishing to recycle and dispose of their own waste.
3. 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.
4. Find out more at: www.merseysidewda.gov.uk  www.twitter.com/MerseysideRWA  and www.facebook.com/MerseysideRWA

Merseyside Recycling Centres switch to shorter winter hours

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

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

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

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, paper, scrap metal, textiles and timber, and more.”

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NOTES TO EDITORS:   The pictures attached show Ravenhead Household Waste Recycling Centre in St. Helens.

From October 1st 2014 until March 31st 2015 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