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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 Monday 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, large plastics, 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.

For Wirral residents, please be aware that from Monday 1st October to Sunday 14th October West Kirby Recycling Centre will be closed for maintenance works. The facility will reopen on Monday 15th October at 8.00am.

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NOTES TO EDITORS:

From October 1st 2018 until March 31st 2019 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

Kirkby charity furnishing young people with restoration skills (7th Nov, 2017)

Local organisation helps young people learn through bicycle and furniture refurbishment

Remake, Re-use, Recycle is the mantra for a charity in Knowsley which is giving disadvantaged young people a helping hand by training them in practical refurbishment and repairing skills.

The Kirkby-based Centre 63 has used money from a local waste prevention fund to establish the ReMake Yourself Hub, which is working to equip vulnerable young people with a range of upcycling abilities to repair unwanted furniture and bicycles.

Centre 63 is a Church of England Youth Centre which provides community education, activities, initiatives and recreation for young people in Knowsley and Liverpool. The £15,000 of funding for the project has come from the Merseyside Recycling & Waste Authority (MRWA) and Veolia Community Fund, which was set up to help support waste prevention, re-use and recycling projects locally.

Jeane Lowe, Centre 63 Manager, said: “In providing work experience and accredited courses we are guaranteeing improved knowledge, skills and qualifications for young people in the area.”

The bike repair scheme is giving young people the opportunity to learn about cycle repair and maintenance, as well as earn their own bike so that they are better able to access education, training and employment.

The upholstery training includes hands on skills such as assembling and repairing furniture, machinist techniques, manual work and cleaning, repairing and refurbishing old furniture. Students will also be taught to repurpose items, such as using carpentry work to transform reclaimed wood into shelving, cupboards and tables.

Materials for the work come from vacant properties and public donations. Centre 63 is hoping to open a pop-up shop in Kirkby town centre on a temporary basis where the refurbished items can be sold to the public.

By the end of the Community Fund project in March 2018, Centre 63 expects that they will have:
• Delivered six 4-week ‘earn a bike and bicycle’ maintenance workshops to a minimum of 120 young people aged 16-25.
• Provided a bike lending scheme to 140 members of the wider community who have low incomes and transportation difficulties.
• Supported young people to have refurbished 250 bikes for the wider community.
• Engaged twelve young people through Centre 63’s Tenancy Support Programme to undertake volunteering and training in upholstery.
• Diverted 380 bikes and 18 tonnes of material from landfill.

Sisters Sammy and Kim Dumont are just two young people for who the scheme has made a difference. Sammy said: “The Remake Yourself Hub has been so good for me and my sister; it has helped us to grow in confidence and gives us something useful to do. Knowing that we are helping others by upcycling high quality furniture makes us feel so valued.

“Without the project we wouldn’t know what to do with ourselves, we have gained lots of skills, met lovely women in the group and have made some lovely things for our own homes out of unwanted materials. The project is brilliant and we should have more of them around.”

Councillor Graham Morgan, Chairperson of MRWA, said: “It’s inspiring to see the effect this project is having by equipping young people – who may not have had too many opportunities recently – with valuable new abilities, as well as giving them the confidence and reassurance that they can learn new skills.

“The cherry on the cake is that this project is giving a new lease of life to old furniture and bikes, meaning valuable materials will be diverted from landfill. The ReMake Yourself Hub is the exact type of project that the Community Fund is made for.”

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Notes to editors

Image captions: Work experience students refurbishing old furniture in the Centre 63 workshop. Larger file sizes are available.

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

The MRWA and Veolia Community Fund 2017/18 has seen twelve community groups from Merseyside and Halton receive a funding boost to help make the region a cleaner and greener place. The financial support will see the groups help reduce household waste, encourage recycling and resource re-use, and prevent carbon emissions. For more information see http://www.merseysidewda.gov.uk/waste-strategy/community-fund/mrwa-community-fund-201718/

John Lally
Marketing and Communications Officer
Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority
General enquiries: 0151 255 1444
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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.

Save money and waste less this Christmas (1 Dec 2016)

Struggling to find gifts for loved ones? It’s never too late – just shop smart!

Local recycling officers are asking people to shop smart this Christmas in a bid to save money and create less waste.

December can be a time when we tend to overindulge, that’s why Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority have come up with tips to follow so local residents can slim their shopping, cut their clutter and make their money go further.

Councillor Graham Morgan, Chairperson of Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA), said: “At this time of year you can end up with a lot of clutter around the house, too much food and a lot of paper, card and plastic which unnecessarily ends up in landfill. By planning what you buy, using what you already have, making lists and shopping smarter you will save yourself time and money as well as creating less waste.

“Food and clothes are two particular things that people can end up spending too much on, when there are ways of saving money and still getting what you want.”

Our top waste prevention tips:

• Before you go out shopping write a list and stick to it, as you’re less likely to make an impulsive and unnecessary buy which you didn’t need.

• When out shopping remember to take re-usable bags with you.

• Consider buying an experience for someone – concert tickets, a pampering day, or tickets to a tourist attraction.

• 30% of our clothes haven’t been worn in the last year so search the back of wardrobes and drawers to find your party outfit rather than buying a new one.

• Accessorise – bring an old outfit to life by customising it with some new additions.

• Instead of wrapping paper, use gift bags which have got a much longer life and can be used over and over again.

• When it comes to meals try planning in advance when and what you’re going to be cooking, that way you won’t buy too much. Research from Christmas 2015* showed that British shoppers spent £2.3bn on food items in the two weeks to Christmas – an 8.8% increase in food expenditure compared to the same period in 2014.

• Cook once eat twice – by carefully cooking more than you need and freezing the extra portions you can eat them another time.

• Non-frozen leftovers should be wrapped, kept in the fridge and eaten within two days. Use clear takeaway containers to help you see what you have left and maybe add the date on the packet when you put it in the freezer.

• If you’ve got a home composter then remember to add in Christmas leftovers like fruit and veg peelings. Also add unwanted paper and card. And if you haven’t got a composter, then maybe ask for one as a gift!

• Remember to take full advantage of your local Household Waste Recycling Centre. There are 14 throughout Merseyside with most accepting a whole host of items such as cans, cardboard, real Christmas trees, glass jars and bottles, paper, scrap metal, textiles, toys and white goods. All the Centres accept electrical items.

• If there are items like toys, electrical items, bric-a-brac you don’t need after Christmas, you could donate them to the Emmaus Community Reuse Shop at our South Sefton Recycling Centre.

Carl Beer, Chief Executive of MRWA, said: “A huge amount of rubbish is generated at this time of year but alongside that there is a great opportunity to promote a message of saving money, consuming less, creating less waste and recycling as much as we can.”

For more recycling and waste prevention tips and Christmas recipe ideas visit www.recycleformerseysideandhalton.com.

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Notes to editor:

*http://www.foodbev.com/news/uks-christmas-food-spending-grows-8-8-to-2-3bn/

Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority is a statutory authority established in 1986, following the abolition of Merseyside County Council, to undertake the household waste disposal functions for local authorities across Merseyside – Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral. MRWA takes a lead in advocating recycling, waste minimisation and the safe and effective disposal of household waste for Merseyside’s residents.

The Merseyside and Halton Waste Partnership is made up of MRWA, plus the District Councils of Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Knowsley.
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Media enquiries:

John Lally
Marketing and Communications Officer
Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority
Direct Dial: 0151 255 2568
General enquiries: 0151 255 1444
www.merseysidewda.gov.uk
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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

Mersey recycling officers look to the future (11th Dec 2015)

Local waste and recycling officers have left a calling card for future generations by burying a time capsule at a new Recycling Centre in Liverpool.

Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) has placed the capsule in the brand new Old Swan Household Waste Recycling Centre – with strict instructions for the capsule not to be re-opened for another 25 years.

Help to organise and bury the time capsule came from the local 22nd St David’s Brownies Liverpool Unit, their parents, and staff from Cheetham Hill Construction Ltd – the company who built the Recycling Centre.

The capsule is currently being registered with the International Time Capsule Society in London. It includes details of how the new Recycling Centre was planned and built, a description of what life is like in 2015, a list of the current top ten books, a list of how much daily items cost today and a newspaper.

It is hoped that some of the Brownies who helped bury the capsule will attend its re-opening in the year 2040!

Councillor Graham Morgan, Chairperson of MRWA, said: “The Brownie’s had the idea of working with us to create a time capsule at the new Recycling Centre which is really exciting as it’s not something we’ve ever considered before.

“It’s been fascinating trying to think what facets of life in 2015 might be of interest to people in 2040. Likewise, if you think about how much has changed since 1990, especially in the waste management industry, it’s just as interesting to consider what changes may have occurred in 25 years’ time. I guess we’ll have to wait and see!”

The time capsule is part of MRWA’s community engagement. Other elements have included a recycling fashion show, workshops and a musical performance at the Museum of Liverpool. Staff also attended the Old Swan Community Market at the Joseph Lappin Centre where local residents were invited to place pieces of pottery into a swan mosaic art feature which will eventually be displayed permanently at the new Recycling Centre. This drive is to help go toward achieving the highly coveted environmental and sustainability CEEQUAL Award for the new Old Swan Centre.

MRWA_OldSwan_2015c

Helen Bell of St David’s Brownies said: “We were really excited to get involved with the Authority for this project as it’s a major community facility right on our doorstep. From the fashion show and workshops to the time capsule itself, our girls have had a lot of fun and learned a lot about recycling and re-use!”

The Old Swan Household Waste Recycling Centre is due to open on December 21st 2015.

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Picture captions:

Main – Brownies Grace and Ava (in foreground), with Brownie Guider Kim Eyres (back left) and MRWA Officer Chris O’Brien (back right).

Insert – Brownies and families, with MRWA and Cheetham Hill Construction staff, and the time capsule.

Full list of time capsule contents:

  • Details of how the site was planned and built
  • A time lapse video of the construction
  • Information on the people who built the site (Cheetham Hill Construction)
  • A description of what life is like for Brownies today in 2015
  • Ugly Duckling and Swan masks and photos from a recent Recycling Fashion Show
  • A Brownie environmental badge
  • Descriptions of what we think life will be like in 25 years’ time (2040)
  • A mobile phone and charger
  • A list of the current top ten books
  • A list of how much daily items cost (e.g. food, utilities)
  • A Metro newspaper
  • Blu-Ray of the movie Wall-E (a film about a trash-collecting robot)
  • A menu from a local restaurant
  • A USB stick with various photographs and other information

Media enquiries: John Lally, 0151 255 2568 / john.lally@merseysidewda.gov.uk  

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

Van permit push at local Recycling Centres (23 March 2015)

“Got a van? Get a Permit!” is the message coming from local recycling officers this springtime.

Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) is reminding people that if they want to access the region’s Household Waste Recycling Centres in a van or with a large trailer then they will need a Permit.

Introduced in October 2009 the Permit Scheme was put in place to prevent traders and commercial operators from accessing the region’s Recycling Centres, which are designated for use by householders only.

Residents from over 52,000 households across Merseyside have taken advantage of the scheme since 2009.

Through March and April MRWA will be running a series of adverts in local newspapers, contacting van-hire companies with information, and handing out leaflets at all 13 of Merseyside’s Recycling Centres to remind people of the scheme.

Permit_Van2

Councillor Graham Morgan, Chairperson of MRWA, said: “Permit schemes are common around the country. We brought it in here as we had anecdotal evidence that commercial operators were using the Recycling Centres to illegally deposit trade waste. There is no perfect solution to stopping traders trying to get onto our sites, but we have found that this is the best weapon against the abusers.”

Those applying for permits will need to supply their name, address and vehicle details to help weed out commercial and trade operators. Residents using such vehicles at any Merseyside Recycling Centre should ring Tel: 0151 236 0305 or log onto http://www.merseysidewda.gov.uk/waste-recycling/permit-scheme/ before their next visit.

Carl Beer, Chief Executive of MRWA, said: “Just to be clear – householders visiting in ordinary saloon or estate cars and people carriers do not need a permit unless they have blanked out windows or permanently removed rear seats. However, pick-up trucks are classed as vans and do need permits.”

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Notes to editor:

• Two types of permits are available – every householder can apply for an Annual Permit. This covers frequently arising waste like garden waste, newspapers, cans etc. If you want to dispose of bulky household items (furniture, rubble etc) then you will need a Temporary Permit. Both permits are free.

• Please read the following descriptions for vehicles that require a permit:

• A van
• An estate, hatchback, 4×4 or car with rear seats removed and or permanently blanked out side/rear windows
• Any ‘flatback’ or pick-up vehicle
• A trailer between 2 and 3 metres long
Also, vehicles above 3.5t gross vehicle weight, and vehicles with trailers which are longer than 3 metres are not allowed to access a HWRC.
• It is easy to apply for a Permit over the phone or on the website. Each permit will contain the applicant’s name, address and the registration number of the vehicle they plan to use.

• Residents should ring 0151 236 0305 or log on to www.merseysidewda.gov.uk for more details and to get a Permit.

• 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’s residents. www.merseysidewda.gov.uk.

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-Willow – Junction Lane WA12 8DN
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, PR9 7RG
South Sefton – Irlam Road, Bootle L20 4AE
West Kirby – Greenbank Road CH48 5HR

Members of the media can contact:

John Lally
Marketing and Communications Officer
Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority
Direct telephone: 0151 255 2568
General telephone: 0151 255 1444

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.

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Media contact:

John Lally

PR and Communications Officer

Tel: 0151 255 2568 john.lally@merseysidewda.gov.uk

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. www.merseysidewda.gov.uk / www.twitter.com/merseysiderwa / www.facebook.com/merseysiderwa