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Merseyside and Halton

Integrated waste management

Serving 1.5 million people across Merseyside and
Halton with an integrated waste management service

Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority is made up of the five metropolitan districts of Liverpool, Sefton, Knowsley, St Helens and Wirral, with the additional partner of Halton Borough Council, a unitary authority to the east of Merseyside.


The challenge

The Merseyside and Halton region consists of both urban and rural areas requiring an integrated waste management contract suitable for all districts. The contract includes the operation of 16 Household Waste Recycling Centres, four Waste Transfer Stations and two Materials Recovery Facilities that serve a population of 1.5million.

The solution

Construction and management of a flagship Materials Recovery Facility at Gillmoss. The facility has been built with the latest technologies in mechanical sorting to minimise energy use and promote conservation.

Renovation and re-branding of the 16 Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) to provide increased recycling opportunities for local residents and raise awareness of the innovative recycling solutions available.

Integrated waste management solutions through the operation and management of four Waste Transfer Stations which serve the six district waste collection authorities.

Implementation of an extensive waste awareness and education programme through the two Recycling Discovery Centres which provide educational visits and tours of the Materials Recovery Facility to both schools and community groups.

Innovative communications and promotional campaigns to promote behavioural change and increase recycling.

Value delivered

Veolia is committed to providing waste education and awareness to help residents minimise the amount of waste they produce. With educational visits and community engagement projects designed to increase recycling rates, Veolia is leading Merseyside and Halton into a cleaner, greener future.

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