Recycling Centres to switch to winter hours from 1st October

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

From Friday 1st October the Centres will be open from 8.00am until 5.00pm* in Merseyside and 8.00am until 6.00pm in Halton – changing from the summer hours of 8.00am to 8.00pm.

There are 16 Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) across Merseyside and Halton. They are operated by Veolia on behalf of Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) and Halton Borough Council. 

Recycling Centres 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 food (e.g Pringles) and drink cartons, clothes, hard plastics and electrical items. Click below to find out what you can recycle at your local Centre. 

The Centres provide a popular service for residents and can become extremely busy at peak times so visits should be planned carefully.

Please remember there is a system in place for those who wish to visit a HWRC in a van or with a large trailer, click below to make a booking on the Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority website. 

Councillor Tony Concepcion, Chairperson of MRWA, said: “We shorten the hours over the winter to coincide with the darker nights over the forthcoming months. Merseyside householders can use the Centres to recycle a host of items – from cans, car batteries and cardboard to garden waste, large plastics, scrap metal, textiles and timber, and more.”


*Rainhill Winter Opening Hours:

  • Monday to Friday: 8.00am-5.00pm
  • Saturdays: 9.00am-5.00pm
  • Sundays: 9.00am–3.00pm
Veolia operate 16 Recycling Centres in Merseyside and Halton, find your nearest, what you can recycle and opening times
Visit the website for Merseyside and Halton residents to find out what should and shouldn't be recycled...
Cars do not need to book. Book to visit a HWRC in a van or with a large trailer.