Find out where you nearest recycling centre is and what you can recycle.
IMPORTANT CORONAVIRUS NOTICE
All Household Waste Recycling Centres across Merseyside are now closed with immediate effect and until further notice.
Due to the current Coronavirus COVID-19 situation, please do not make a journey to any of our Centres as you will be turned away. We've made this decision to protect residents, staff at the sites, and the wider public. We of course apologise for the inconvenience this may cause residents but we would ask that everyone follows the Government's strict instructions at this time.
1st April - 30th September
8am - 8pm
1st October - 31st March
8am - 5pm
(Halton: 8am - 6pm)
Open every day except
Boxing Day &
New Years Day
Residents bringing household waste and recycling:
- Avoid peak times, there may be delays: weekends and bank holidays are the busiest periods.
- Check which materials can be recycled below and separate your recyclables before your visit.
- Wear appropriate clothing, footwear and gloves to protect yourself.
- Children and animals must stay in the vehicle at all times for their own safety
- There is a height barrier of 1.75m at the entrance and exit to every site, please ask attendants if you require 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.
Find what you can recycle at 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:
We're looking for new innovative ideas to reuse or recycle more materials, scroll down for more information
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.