Longer hours for Merseyside and Halton Recycling Centres

Merseyside and Halton residents will have the opportunity to recycle more from Monday 1st April as the region’s Household Waste Recycling Centres open for an extra three hours every day.

The 16 Recycling Centres in Merseyside and Halton, which are provided by Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) and Halton Council and are operated by resource management company Veolia, will be switching to their summer opening hours, meaning they’ll be open from 8.00am until 8.00pm*, seven days a week.

The Recycling Centres are situated throughout the region with all 14 available to use for all Merseyside householders. and a further 2 located in Runcorn and Widnes for Halton residents. They accept all sorts of household materials for recycling, from batteries, cans and cardboard, through to garden clippings, glass bottles, wood, and white goods. They also accept lesser known items such as takeaway coffee cups, clothes, hard plastics and electrical items.

A Van Permit scheme is in operation at all the sites meaning if you are planning to use a van or large trailer then you will need a Permit. If you are a Merseyside or Halton resident then permits can be obtained free of charge: 

The Recycling Centres are open every day of the year, except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.


Notes to editors:

From 1st April 2019 until 30th September 2019 Merseyside’s Household Waste Recycling Centres will be open from 8.00am until 8.00pm. You can find the Centres at:

Merseyside Household Waste Recycling Centres:

Bidston – Wallasey Bridge Road, Birkenhead CH41 1EB
Clatterbridge – Mount Road, Clatterbridge CH63 6JE
Formby – Altcar Road, Formby L37 8EG
Huyton – Wilson Road, Huyton L36 6AD
Kirkby – Depot Road, Knowsley Industrial Park L33 3AR
Newton-le-Willows – Junction Lane WA12 8DN
Old Swan – Cheadle Avenue – L13 3AF
Otterspool – Jericho Lane, Aigburth L17 5AR
Rainhill – Tasker Terrace, Rainhill L35 4NX
Ravenhead – Burtonhead Road, St. Helens WA9 5EA
Sefton Meadows – Sefton Lane, Maghull L31 8BX
Southport – Foul Lane, PR9 7RG
South Sefton – Irlam Road, Bootle L20 4AE
West Kirby – Greenbank Road CH48 5HR

*NB. Rainhill: Open 9.00am–6.00pm on Saturdays; 9.00am–3.00pm on Sundays

Halton Household Waste Recycling Centres:

Picow Farm - Picow Farm Road, Runcorn, WA7 4UD

Johnsons Lane - Johnsons Lane, Widnes, WA8 0SJ