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Mayor opens new Liverpool Recycling Centre in Old Swan (21 Dec 2015)

The Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, and Cllr Graham Morgan, Chairperson of Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA), have today (21st December 2015) cut the ribbon on a new £1.4 million new Old Swan Household Waste Recycling Centre, in Liverpool.

The New 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 – which was 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.

Joe Anderson, Mayor of Liverpool said: “This is a facility which has been needed for a long time and will be particularly welcomed by those people who find it difficult to travel to Otterspool, the only alternative site in the city. We have a 55% target for recycling of our waste and the new Centre will play a significant role in helping us achieve that, creating a cleaner and greener city for all.”

Cllr Graham Morgan, Chairperson of MRWA, said: “We’re delighted to have been able to work with our partners in Liverpool City Council to deliver this much needed Centre, and we are excited to be opening the site to the public today. This is a modern, efficient and well laid out waste recycling 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. When open the Recycling Centre will be managed by MRWA’s contractor Veolia Environmental Services.

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Notes for Editors:

1. MRWA operates (via a contract with Veolia Environmental Services) 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.

3. Find out more at: www.merseysidewda.gov.uk www.twitter.com/MerseysideRWA and www.facebook.com/MerseysideRWA