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Work starts on new recycling facility – 20 Feb 2012

Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) have broken ground at the £1.5million Huyton Household Waste Recycling Centre, which is scheduled to open in spring/early summer.

The new facility is being built on the site of a former HGV depot on Wilson Road, within Huyton Industrial Estate, replacing an existing older Recycling Centre 230 metres away on Ellis Ashton Street.

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.

Councillor Joe DeAsha, Chairperson of MRWA, said: “We’re very excited to get started on construction works. This is a modern, efficient and well laid out waste recycling facility. It’s in a good location near a motorway junction so is easy to access for local people.”

The new Recycling Centre will handle up to 20,000 tonnes of recyclable material each year and provide better traffic management with more space for queuing cars, a greater range of recycling containers and a canopy to shield visitors from bad weather.

Construction is being undertaken by Barhale, who built the similar South Sefton Recycling facility for MRWA in 2004. Operations Director John McHugh said: “As one of the UK’s leading infrastructure specialists, Barhale is delighted to be working in partnership with MRWA. This is the second household waste recycling centre Barhale has built on Merseyside for MRWA and we’re pleased to be able to provide the people of Huyton with this facility.”
The construction works follow a public consultation last year by MRWA which included information open days and a mail-out to 16,000 local residents and businesses.

Carl Beer, Chief Executive of MRWA, said: “This is a major investment in Knowsley and goes hand in hand with construction works at our other Recycling Centre in Kirkby which is also due to open this year. We’re hopeful that local people will welcome these new waste facilities and help increase Merseyside’s level of recycling.”

When open the HWRC will be managed by MRWA’s contractor Veolia Environmental Services.

ENDS

Notes to editor

Photograph information: MRWA Chief Executive Carl Beer and MRWA Chairperson Councillor Joe DeAsha at the Huyton site

Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (formerly Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority) is a local government body consisting of nine elected Members, representing the five constituent district councils in the Merseyside area. It is responsible for organising and managing the disposal of waste collected by the five District Councils of Merseyside. www.merseysidewda.gov.uk.  

Merseyside’s 14 HWRCs are operated by Veolia Environmental Services on behalf of MRWA:

Bidston – Wallasey Bridge Road, Birkenhead CH41 1EB
Clatterbridge – Mount Road, Clatterbridge CH63 6JE
Formby – Altcar Road, Formby L37 8EG
Huyton – Ellis Ashton Street, Huyton Industrial Estate L36 6BJ
Kirkby – Depot Road, Knowsley Industrial Park L33 3AR
Newton-le-Willow – Junction Lane WA12 8DN
Otterspool – Jericho Lane, Aigburth L17 5AR
Rainford – Southerns Lane WA11 8EY
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

Media contact:

John Lally, Merseyside Recycling a