Merseyside Recycling Centres switch to shorter Winter opening hours

Merseyside’s Recycling Centres are set to switch to their shorter winter opening hours.

From Thursday 1st October the Centres will be open from 8.00am until 5.00pm* – changing from the summer hours of 8.00am to 8.00pm.
 
Carl Beer, Chief Executive of MRWA, said: “Merseyside householders can use the Centres to recycle a host of items - from cans, car batteries and cardboard to garden waste, glass bottles and jars, paper, scrap metal, textiles and timber, and more.”

There are 13 Household Waste Recycling Centres in the region. They are operated by Veolia on behalf of Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA).
 
Knowsley: Huyton, Kirkby
Liverpool: Otterspool
Sefton: Formby, Sefton Meadows, South Sefton, Southport
St Helens: Newton-le-Willows, Ravenhead, Rainhill
Wirral: Bidston, Clatterbridge, West Kirby
 
The Centre at South Sefton in Bootle is home to the YMCA Community Re-use Shop. The shop is the first of its kind in Merseyside and accepts used and ‘pre-loved’ items from householders which have been dropped off at the Recycling Centre. Instead of being landfilled or recycled, the donations are cleaned and put up for sale. They include furniture, children’s’ toys, electrical items and tools/bric-a-brac.
 
If you’re planning to visit a Recycling Centre in a van or with a long trailer then you will need a Permit to get in.

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NOTES TO EDITORS:

The picture is of Kirkby Household Waste Recycling Centre.

From October 1st 2015 until March 31st 2016 Merseyside’s Household Waste Recycling Centres will be open from 8.00am until 5.00pm*. The Centres are located at:
 
 
Knowsley:
Huyton – Wilson Road – L36 6AD
Kirkby – Depot Road, Knowsley Industrial Park – L33 3AR
 

Liverpool:
Otterspool – Jericho Lane, Aigburth – L17 5AR
 
 
Sefton:
Formby – Altcar Road, Formby – L37 8EG
Sefton Meadows – Sefton Lane, Maghull – L31 8BX
Southport – Foul Lane, Scarisbrick New Road – PR9 7RG
South Sefton – Irlam Road, Bootle – L20 4AE
 
 
St Helens –
Newton-le-Willows – Junction Lane – WA12 8DN
*Rainhill – Tasker Terrace, Rainhill - L35 4NX
Ravenhead – Burtonhead Road, St. Helens – WA9 5EA
 
 
Wirral:
Bidston – Wallasey Bridge Road, Birkenhead – CH41 1EB
Clatterbridge – Mount Road, Clatterbridge – CH63 4JZ
West Kirby – Greenbank Road – CH48 5HR
 
 
*NB:
Rainhill:
Monday to Friday: Open 8.00am-5.00pm
Saturdays: Open 9.00am-5.00pm
Sundays: Open 9.00am–3.00pm

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 operates 13 Household Waste Recycling Facilities. www.merseysidewda.gov.uk