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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.



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



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.

Deadline looming for £110,000 Community Fund applications (6 June 2014)

The deadline for applications to a £110,000 waste prevention community fund is just one week away.

Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) and its contractor Veolia are behind the Community Fund which looks to find the best ideas for reducing, reusing and recycling household waste across Merseyside and Halton.

The £110,000 is to be split, with £40,000 made available for up to three region wide projects with a maximum award of £20,000 for any one project. The remaining funding will be awarded at individual district level for up to £10,000 per project.

The closing date for applications is Friday 13th June 2014.

Community and Voluntary Sector groups, not for profit social enterprises and schools in Merseyside and Halton can apply for the Community Funding. Applicants must satisfy a list of ten criteria – including engaging residents, promoting economic growth and permanently changing consumer waste habits.

More information and application forms can be obtained from the MRWA website or by calling Tel: 0151 255 2577 or emailing:

Successful projects from 2013 / 14 include:

– Mersey Munchers, a programme of 40 Community Cooking Clubs across Merseyside providing  cooking skills training for 40 co-ordinators in; planning, shopping, managing and reducing food wastage
– The Sewing Café in Knowsley who have provided weekly textile sessions to the local community including sewing skills, home furnishings and swapping events
– Wirral Fuss project Secondary School uniform reuse across 12 Wirral schools to promote and encourage the reuse of school uniforms.
– Bulky Bob’s Furniture World  who have provided furniture packs for vulnerable families across Merseyside
– The Granby Toxteth Development Trust for a project that is engaging local residents to improve recycling and reduce food wastage.

The Authority plans to select successful projects by mid August 2013.

MRWA Chief Executive Carl Beer said: “We’re giving the right projects a real opportunity to succeed and make a big difference to the volumes of waste that we currently have to send to landfill.”


Media contact:
John Lally
PR and Communications Officer
Tel: 0151 255 2568

Notes to Editors

1. 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. / /