Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) in the Liverpool City Region will be open for an extra three hours every day from Thursday 1st April.
The Recycling Centres, which are provided by Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) and operated by resource management company Veolia, will be switching to their summer opening hours until October, meaning most will be open from 8.00am until 8.00pm (*excludes Rainhill HWRC), seven days a week.
The 14 Recycling Centres situated throughout the region accept a range 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 food and drink cartons, clothes, hard plastics and electrical items.
The Centres provide a popular service for residents and can become extremely busy at peak times so visits should be planned carefully.
Our main message remains the same as it has done since we reopened in May – that people should visit their Recycling Centre only if it is essential. If waste can be disposed or recycled through kerbside collections, or if items can be reused or repurposed, then please do so.
More information on what you can do with your household waste items can be found at www.recycleright.org.uk.
There is a car booking system in place for Formby, Rainhill and Sefton Meadows. These Centres have a limited number of slots for each day, so please plan your visit in advance.
There is also a temporary allocation system in place for those who wish to visit a HWRC in a van or with a large trailer, this is while the existing Van Permit Scheme is suspended.
Bookings for both systems can be made at www.merseysidewda.gov.uk.