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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.

Charity’s re-use initiative celebrates success (24 Feb 2017)

A unique charity is celebrating after its new furniture reuse project has gone from strength to strength.

The HoneyRose Foundation is the only UK charity that helps grant special wishes to adults (age 40+) from all over the United Kingdom, (and over 20 years of age in the Merseyside area) who are suffering from life threatening illnesses. It’s project team in St Helens has recently been supported with a £3000 grant from the Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) and Veolia Community Fund.

The project aims to repair and upcycle a range of furniture and other household items to be sold at affordable prices at the charity’s shop in the centre of St Helens. The grant has assisted the charity in acquiring an improved storage facility, and in the future the development of a workshop area, for furniture and other household items donated for reuse and recycling. In addition the charity supports a range of other initiatives including training, job and volunteer opportunities for local people.

Cllr Graham Morgan, Chairperson of Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority said: “We’re thrilled with the success of this project – by supporting the HoneyRose Foundation with resources to develop the new storage unit, it’s enabled them to collect, reuse and repair huge quantities of furniture and household items, which would otherwise have been thrown away and sent to landfill. They’ve been able to give all of these things a ‘second life’ in homes across the local area.”

Cllr Alan Cunliffe, MRWA’s St Helens Council member said: “This is an excellent local project that’s delivering a great service to communities across St Helens and the Authority is pleased that through the Community Fund grant we can contribute to its success.”

Billy Duffy, Chairman, from HoneyRose Foundation said: “The support of the MRWA has been invaluable in helping us with this project, and the donations of goods from the local community has out stripped all of our estimates….a massive thank you.”

The support will continue until the end of March this year, and project leaders are already making plans to continue the project which will be integrated into the charity’s local operations.

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PICTURE CAPTION:  Left to right (front row) Dave Roberts (HoneyRose Foundation), Christine O’Brien (Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority), Lynn Duffy MBE (Founder HoneyRose Foundation)
Left to right (back row) Tom Kelsall (HoneyRose Foundation, Cllr Alan Cunliffe Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority St. Helens Council member, Billy Duffy (HoneyRose Foundation),

Media contact: Colette Gill, MRWA Communications and Marketing Officer, Tel: 0151 255 2527 colette.gill@merseysidewda.gov.uk

Notes for Editors
(i) The MRWA Community Fund was open to community and voluntary sector groups, not for profit social enterprises and schools in Merseyside and Halton.
(ii) 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.
(iii) 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.
(iv) More information at: www.merseysidewda.gov.uk Twitter: @MerseysideRWA             Facebook: MerseysideRWA
(v) More information about the Honey Rose Foundation can be found at www.honeyrosefoundation.org.uk

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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Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority
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Merseyside’s Recycling Centres set to switch to winter opening hours

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

From this Saturday 1st October the Household Waste Recycling 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. We shorten the hours over the winter to coincide with the darker nights over the upcoming months.”

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

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 2016 until March 31st 2017 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

Leaving Liverpool Tidy project launches community ‘free’ shop for locals (22 Sept 2016)

A reuse initiative organised by the Liverpool Guild of Students that’s collected more than four tonnes of unwanted kitchen items and other items are inviting local residents and communities to their Free Shop Giveaway Event on the 26th September at the St Brides Church, Percy St, Liverpool L8 7LT between 11.00 am and 3.00 pm.

All items at the event have been donated by Liverpool University students and local residents across various halls of residence and properties – and were collected by the Guild’s ‘Leaving Liverpool Tidy’ project. The project, funded through Liverpool City Council and the Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority and Veolia Community Fund is one of ten projects being supported this year with the aim of preventing waste and encouraging re-use.

The Community Free Shop is at St Brides Church, Percy St, Liverpool L8 7LT and will be open on 26th September from 11.00 am to 3.00 pm.

Please note there are no delivery facilities available at the Shop and residents will have to make their own arrangement for collection.

For more information about the project or the Community Free Shop please contact: Lauren Carrington Liverpool Guild of Students Tel: 0151 794 5987 lauren.carrington@liverpool.ac.uk

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Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority Media Contact: Colette Gill, Communications and Marketing Officer, Tel: 0151 255 2527 colette.gill@merseysidewda.gov.uk

Merseyside Recycling App launched (22nd July 2016)

Merseyside Recycling App

Recycling has just got easier with the launch of  a brand new recycling app!

If you live on Merseyside and are looking to recycle or dispose of household waste then our recycling app will help you to find your nearest Recycling Centre. It features:

– Details for all 14 Recycling Centres on Merseyside
– Opening times
– Materials accepted
– Addresses with links to maps/directions
– Van Permit scheme page with a link to the mobile Permit application website

The app is currently available on for Android (through the Google Play Store) and Apple (through the App Store). It will soon be available on the Windows mobile platform. Just search ‘Merseyside recycling’ on the stores, or simply click on the relevant link below:

Download-on-App-Store-Button   google-play-button

The app is free of charge and less than 30MB download.

Beer, Bikes and Buffet: A re-use and upcycling marketplace

The best and brightest of Merseyside’s circular economy will be showcasing their offerings at a ‘marketplace’ event in Liverpool next week (Wednesday 22nd June).

As part of the International Festival of Business 2016 Edge fringe festival, the event (Beer, Bikes and Buffet: A re-use marketplace on how to upcycle your business) will see a dozen local organisations set up stalls to promote themselves, good practice in resource efficiency and to sell their products to IFB delegates.

Organised jointly by Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) and Groundwork CLM, Beer, Bikes and Buffet is taking place at Constellations (pictured below) in the city’s Baltic Triangle, and will promote the business benefits of re-use, recycling and waste prevention. There will be workshops, demonstrations, produce and products from a wide range of local businesses, social enterprises and community organisations throughout the day.

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Those already signed up include food producers and nutritionists, furniture upcyclers, a bike refurbishment enterprise, local charities and an urban farm.

Carl Beer, Chief Executive of MRWA, said: “Getting all these organisations together in one place at the same time will help showcase just how much is going on with the region’s circular economy. The IFB Edge fringe festival is the ideal opportunity to promote this all as one – saving resources, reducing food waste, giving unwanted things a new lease of life, cutting carbon and congestion and improving lifestyles.”

Councillor Graham Morgan, Chairperson of MRWA, said: “We’re hoping to attract IFB delegates on the day, but the invitation is open to all – there’ll be something for everyone!”

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Event details:

Venue: Constellations, 35-39 Greenland Street, Liverpool L1 0BS
Date: Wednesday 22nd June 2016
Time: 1.00pm to 6.00pm
To book your place:
Tel: 0151 255 1444 or Email: enquiries@merseysidewda.gov.uk – quoting The Edge Event

 

  • Organisations signed up to the event include:

Bulky Bobs FRC
Emmaus
Faiths4Change
Groundwork’s Project UP
Total Reuse
Used Kitchen Company
Liverpool Food People
Squash Nutrition
Fritto Italian Street Food
Farm Urban
MerseyCycle
MRWA
Veolia

  • 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.
  • The Edge is an innovative, creative and dynamic programme of events and activities all of which have been designed to ensure that businesses in the City Region derive maximum tangible benefits from the International Festival of Business 2016 (IFB 2016). The Edge will incorporate three main event types throughout: Conversations With, How To’s, and Provocations.

 

John Lally

Marketing and Communications Officer
Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority
Direct Dial: 0151 255 2568
General enquiries: 0151 255 1444
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Van Permit Push at Mersey Recycling Centres (22 March 2016)

“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.

Since then, over 278,000 permits have been issued to Merseyside householders.

Throughout March and April MRWA will be running a series of adverts in local newspapers and news websites, contacting van-hire companies with information, and handing out leaflets at all 14 of Merseyside’s Recycling Centres to remind people of the scheme.

Carl Beer, Chief Executive 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 www.merseysidewda.gov.uk before their next visit.

Carl Beer continued: “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 (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.

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
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

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

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.

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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