Merseyside & Halton - Household Waste Recycling Centres

There are 16 Household Waste Recycling Centres in the Merseyside and Halton region

Find out where you nearest recycling centre is and what you can recycle.


Most Household Waste Recycling Centres are open.

Click the Service Alert banner below to find out where is open and the restrictions that are in place. 

Anyone in self isolation or with COVID-19 symptoms must not visit HWRCs under any circumstances.

  • The number of vehicles allowed on site will be restricted, and queuing times will be significantly higher.
  • Cars only. No vans or large trailers.
  • One person per vehicle (NB. Blue Badge holders will be able to be accompanied by one family member).
  • Social distancing of at least 2 metres will be strictly enforced.
  • Site Employees will not be able to assist with unloading.
  • Sites will be open 8.00 am – 8.00 pm every day. If queues are excessive then further traffic may be stopped from joining from approximately 6:00pm (this may vary depending on the HWRC and queue size).  
  • If households have had COVID-19 symptoms then waste should be left for at least 72 hours before disposal and personal waste should be safely double bagged.

Thank you


1st April - 30th September

8:00 - 20:00


1st October - 31st March

8:00 - 17:00

Open everyday except

Christmas Day, Boxing Day
& New Year's Day


Avoid peak times. Weekends & bank holidays are the busiest. 

Children and animals must stay in the vehicle at all times.

Protect yourself. Wear appropriate clothing, footwear & gloves.

Height barriers at entrances & exits. Please ask for assistance.

Trade, commercial and industrial waste

This type of waste is not permitted at Household Waste Recycling Centres, if we suspect you have trade waste your details may be passed on to enforcement authorities. If you have trade waste you can use the Trade Waste Recycling Service.

If someone transports your waste as part of their trade or to make money then they must be registered as a waste carrier with the Environment Agency. This is classed as trade waste and is not accepted at Household Waste Recycling Centres.

Use the S.C.R.A.P code when arranging for someone to collect waste from your home:

  • Suspect – Reputable companies don't usually make direct approaches. If in any doubt, don't allow them to take your waste.
  • Check – Ask for their waste carrier registration details, verify them and note down the registration number of the vehicle used to take your waste away.
  • Refuse – Refuse unsolicited offers to have any rubbish taken away. Carry out your own research and choose who you wish to approach.
  • Ask – Find out what is going to happen to your rubbish and seek evidence that it is going to be disposed of appropriately. A legitimate, professional waste carrier who wants your business should not object to being asked reasonable questions.
  • Paperwork – get a proper receipt containing the written information for your waste. Including what has been removed, where it's going and the company or tradesperson’s details. 

We're looking for new innovative ideas to reuse or recycle more materials, scroll down for more information

Find out that you can recycling by clicking on your local Recycling Centre below:

Van Permit Scheme

If you are planning on using any of the following to access the Recycling Centre with household waste you will need to apply for 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

You cannot use a permit for trade waste. 

Apply for a permit:


Bidston Recycling Centre

Wallasey Bridge Road
Birkenhead CH411EB
United Kingdom

Clatterbridge Recycling Centre

Mount Road
Clatterbridge CH634JZ
United Kingdom

Formby Recycling Centre

Altcar Road
Formby L378DL
United Kingdom

Huyton Recycling Centre

Wilson Road
Huyton L366AD
United Kingdom

Johnsons Lane Recycling Centre

Johnsons Lane
Widnes WA80SJ
United Kingdom

Kirkby Recycling Centre

Depot Road
Knowsley Industrial Park
Knowsley L333AR
United Kingdom

Newton Le Willows Recycling Centre

Junction Lane
Newton Le Willows WA128DN
United Kingdom

Old Swan Recycling Centre

Cheadle Avenue
Liverpool L133AF
United Kingdom

Otterspool Recycling Centre

Jericho Lane
Liverpool L17 5AR
United Kingdom

Picow Farm Recycling Centre

Picow Farm Road
Runcorn WA74UD
United Kingdom

Rainhill Recycling Centre

Tasker Terrace
Rainhill L354NX
United Kingdom

Ravenhead Recycling Centre

Burtonhead Road
St Helens WA95EA
United Kingdom

Sefton Meadows Recycling Centre

Sefton Lane
Maghull L318BT
United Kingdom

South Sefton Recycling Centre

Irlam Road
Bootle L204AE
United Kingdom

Southport Recycling Centre

Foul Lane
Southport PR85LA
United Kingdom

West Kirby Recycling Centre

Greenbank Road
West Kirby CH48 5HL
United Kingdom
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Recycling & Reuse Opportunities 

Do you have an idea of how we can recycle or reuse more materials? Here are some of our partners who are helping us to turn waste into a resource.

We are working to increase the amount of items and materials that can be reused and recycled to maximise the potential of resources and reduce waste. 

We'd like to hear from you if you have a proposal for an innovative idea of how you can work with us to reduce waste by reusing or recycling the everyday items that we see delivered to our Household Waste Recycling Centres.

We currently accept approximately 40 different material types at our Recycling Centres for recycling, diversion or disposal. We aim to ensure that resources are captured and given a new lease of life where possible, you can see some examples here. 

If you are an organisation, project or community initiative with an idea that changes the way we think about waste and want to reuse or recycle unwanted materials from our Recycling Centres, then get in touch.