Free compost giveaway to green fingered Merseyside residents

Veolia and Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority are celebrating Recycle Week (12th-18th September) with a compost giveaway at Merseyside Recycling Centres.

Veolia and Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority are celebrating Recycle Week (12th-18th September) with a compost giveaway at Merseyside Recycling Centres. 

The giveaway will commence on Monday 12th September and continue until stocks last, during normal opening times. In exchange for bringing garden waste to be recycled, Merseyside residents will be able to pick up a bag of Pro-Grow soil improver at Merseyside Recycling Centres during Recycle Week.
The giveaway is part of Recycle Week, a national celebration of recycling and also to raise awareness of the ‘unusual suspects’ that can be recycled from around the home.
Jeff Sears, Director at Veolia, said: “Recycle Week is an ideal time for residents to really take a fresh look at their recycling habits, and to see if there are any opportunities to recycle even more items. There are lots of items that can be recycled but some are lesser known or more ‘unusual’ than others!”
“Merseyside residents can use any of the 14 Recycling Centres across the region to recycle household items, including some of the unusual suspects; cooking and engine oils, cartons (TetraPak) and large plastics.”
Carl Beer, Chief Executive of MRWA, said: “These giveaways are always really popular with local residents. Composting is a great way to recycle – instead of going to landfill the material is used again.”
For full details of the giveaway and information on what materials can be recycled at Recycling Centres go to visit the Household Waste Recycling Centre page.

For more information on Recycle Week and the unusual suspects go to: If you’d like to see what happens to the unusual suspects from around your home after they’ve been collected for recycling, click here to book a visit to the Materials Recovery Facility.

Terms & conditions: Only one bag per car, given out on a first come first serve basis while stocks last. To qualify for a free bag, residents must deposit garden waste at the Recycling Centre, the equivalent of a standard sack size or larger.
See below for a full list of Recycling Centres taking part in the giveaway:

  • Wirral: West Kirby HWRC, Greenbank Road, CH48 5HL
  • Liverpool: Old Swan HWRC, Cheadle Avenue, L13 3AF
  • Sefton: Sefton Meadows HWRC, Sefton Lane, L31 8BT
  • Knowsley: Huyton HWRC, Wilson Road, L36 6AD
  • St Helens: Ravenhead HWRC, Burtonhead Road, WA9 5EA
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Veolia group is the global leader in optimised resource management. With over 174 000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions that contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and to replenish them.
In 2015, the Veolia group supplied 100 million people with drinking water and 63 million people with wastewater service, produced 63 million megawatt hours of energy and converted 42.9 million metric tons of waste into new materials and energy. Veolia Environnement (listed on Paris Euronext: VIE) recorded consolidated revenue of €25 billion in 2015.

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MRWA is a local government body with nine elected members from the five constituent councils in Merseyside. It
organises and manages disposal of all waste collected by the five councils and provides14 Household Waste Recycling Facilities, which are operated by Veolia.
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