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West Kirby Recycling Centre opening times during Open Golf Championship

West Kirby Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) will be restricting its operating times during the Open Championship in July. The changes have been made due to the expected high volume of visitors to the area during the sporting event.

Between Sunday 13th and Sunday 20th July the HWRC will operate between 11.00am and 3.00pm, and not the regular time of 8.00am to 8.00pm.

The Centre is operated by Veolia on behalf of Merseyside Recycling & Waste Authority (MRWA).

Carl Beer, Chief Executive of MRWA, said: “With thousands of visitors anticipated during the week it is natural to expect that some of the day-to-day operations in the locality will be affected. The West Kirby Recycling Centre will be subject to limited operating times due to the amount of visitors around the golf course and to minimise traffic congestion in the region.

“We believe these restricted hours offer a sensible alternative to closing the Centre entirely or keeping it open as normal.”

Summer opening times of 8.00am to 8.00pm will resume from Monday 21st July 2014.

If people need to use the HWRC but can’t make it at the alternative times then MRWA offer the following suggestions:

  • If you know you will need to dispose of waste then take it to the HWRC before Sunday 13th.
  • Use the two other HWRC’s located in Wirral – namely Bidston (Wallasey Bridge Road, CH41 1EB) and Clatterbridge (Mount Road, CH63 4JZ).
  • For larger items you can call Wirral Council’s ERIC service which will dispose of bulky items for a fee. Call telephone number 0151 606 2004.


Media contact:

John Lally

PR and Communications Officer

Tel: 0151 255 2568

Notes to Editors

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. / /