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“WASTE CAN WAIT” New campaign provides advice on how to manage your household waste during lockdown

Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority (MRWA) are launching their “WASTE CAN WAIT” campaign today (Wednesday 8th April 2020) to help and support residents with their household, food and green waste problems during the coronavirus lockdown.

Carl Beer, MRWA Chief Executive said: “We know that it’s difficult for all Liverpool City Region residents at the moment with our Household Waste Recycling Centres closed, and in some cases things like green and garden waste collections suspended.

“The “WASTE CAN WAIT” campaign will provide a range of help, information and signposting on a range of subjects including how to manage food waste – tips and recipes for using up leftovers and store cupboard items, home composting and making the best use of your green waste, as well as some important information for to help residents to better manage their household waste during this challenging time.”

The campaign will provide advice for the day to day issues and will help residents think differently about the waste they are producing during the lockdown.

Cllr Tony Concepcion, MRWA Chairperson said: “ We know during the lockdown it’s tempting to start all of those DIY jobs that have been put off for so long – or have that spring clean and clear out. But what we want residents to consider is where all that waste and recycling will go – we think “WASTE CAN WAIT” and we’d encourage them to store it safely if they really need to undertake these activities.

“Ideally postpone them until our Recycling Centres are back open, and our kerbside collections are back to full strength, and we’ll be glad to help you to dispose and recycle.”

The “WASTE CAN WASTE” campaign can be heard via local radio (Radio City, City Talk and Greatest Hits Radio) and seen on web and social media at www.merseysidewda.gov.uk and @MerseysideRWA

 

Media contact: Colette Gill, MRWA Head of Communications

Tel: 0151 255 2444 M: 07835673421 E: colette.gill@merseysidewda.gov.uk