Hop on the bus for some recycling advice !

An ‘Advice Bus’ roadshow hits the street next week with all the answers to your recycling questions.

An ‘Advice Bus’ roadshow hits the street next week with all the answers to your recycling questions.

Next week sees the launch of a new ‘recycling surgery’ roadshow across the Merseyside and Halton region. The Advice Bus, which is supported by Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) and its contractor Veolia, will be touring a range of locations and with local council support will be able to solve your recycling problems and questions.

The bus will visit a range of venues including: 

Monday 22nd May Widnes  Greenoaks Shopping Centre 10am-12pm
Monday 22nd May Runcorn Trident Retail Park 1pm-3pm
Tuesday 23nd May Runcorn Old Town, Market Church St 10am-12pm
Wednesday 24th May Wirral New Brighton (Fort Perch Rock Car park) 1pm-4pm
Thursday 25th May Sefton Southport Eco Centre - Park & Ride 10am-4pm
Friday 26th May Liverpool Junction of Cullen St/Longfellow St 10am-12pm
Friday 26th May Knowsley Forum end of Derby Rd, Huyton Village 1pm-4pm

The distinctive bus – which is being supplied by resource management company, Veolia – will also as be promoting recycling opportunities at the regions 16 Household Waste Recycling Centres. The free-to-use centres are located across neighbourhoods so that householders can recycle and dispose of items from their own homes – everything from grass cuttings to mattresses. Most centres can recycle more than 40 different items and materials.

Carl Beer, MRWA Chief Executive said: “This is a trial project – with partners from all of our councils joining up to get out into the community, and speak with residents and communities.

We think that this more joined up approach – being closer to the doorsteps of the people we provide services for – will prove to be a big hit. We’d encourage everyone to come along – find out more about the recycling collection in your area – and ask any questions you might have to the people who deliver your recycling services.”

Jeff Sears, Director of Veolia in Merseyside and Halton said: “The roadshows are a great opportunity to meet the recycling advisors, who will be on hand to explain more about your recycling, what items can go in your bin and also what to do with items that can’t go in. Visitors that we meet at our Recycling Discovery Centre’s often ask these questions, so we hope this project can clear up any confusion when it comes to recycling.”


Media contact: Colette Gill, Tel 0151 255 2527 [email protected]erseysidewda.gov.uk

Notes for Editors

Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority is responsible for the disposal of municipal waste on Merseyside. Established in 1986 following the abolition of Merseyside County Council, it is a statutory Authority that works with all the local authorities on Merseyside – Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral.
MRWA takes a lead in advocating recycling, waste minimisation and safe and effective disposal of waste for Merseyside residents.
It operates, via its contractor Veolia, 14 Household Waste Recycling Centres in Merseyside and two in Halton as part of a partnership with Halton Council.