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Latest updates on active alerts that may be causing disruption to usual services.


You must book an appointment if you are using a van or trailer over 2 metres to visit the Recycling Centre. 

Spaces are limited. Household waste only, no trade waste will be accepted, checks will be in place.

Phone bookings are accepted Monday to Friday - 8:30am-4:00pm

Once the date of a booking has been confirmed, the vehicle registration details will be provided to site attendants. You can visit at any time on the day you have booked, you will not be asked to book a specific time slot. If there are queues at site, residents with a van allocation booking will need to join the queue.

Visits in a van or with a large trailer will be strictly limited to one vehicle/household per week, with a maximum of 12 visits per year.

Household Waste Recycling Centres Status Details
Bidston  OPEN

Covid-19 restrictions apply. 

Clatterbridge OPEN Covid-19 restrictions apply. 
Formby OPEN

Reopen with a bookings only system. 

Huyton OPEN Covid-19 restrictions apply. 
Johnsons Lane OPEN Covid-19 restrictions apply. 
Kirkby OPEN Covid-19 restrictions apply. 
Old Swan  OPEN

Covid-19 restrictions apply. 

Otterspool OPEN Covid-19 restrictions apply. 
Picow Farm OPEN Covid-19 restrictions apply. 
Newton OPEN Covid-19 restrictions apply. 
Rainhill OPEN 

Reopen with a bookings only system. 

Ravenhead  OPEN Covid-19 restrictions apply. 
Sefton Meadows OPEN 

Reopen with a bookings only system. 


South Sefton OPEN Covid-19 restrictions apply. 
Southport OPEN Covid-19 restrictions apply. 
West Kirby OPEN Covid-19 restrictions apply. 
Other Services Status Details
Bidston Trade Waste Recycling Service CLOSED

Due to a fire incident at Bidston, the service is currently suspended until further notice. Any tickets that have been purchased in advance can be used when the service resumes. 

Huyton and Old Swan Trade Waste Recycling Service CLOSED

Due to the current Covid-19 situation, the Trade Waste Recycling Services at Huyton and Old Swan have now closed until further notice.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and will update this page when services have resumed. 

South Sefton Reuse Shop


COVID-19 safety measures:

To ensure the safety of our team and all visitors, Emmaus have carried out a risk assessment for reopening and put in place measures to minimise the risk of virus transmission.

To ensure that physical distancing rules are maintained, our team will be monitoring the number of people within the store. We are limiting the amount of people in store at any one time so you may be required to queue prior to entry. We ask that all visitors wear a face covering and sanitise their hands on entry at our sanitiser stations.

Please follow the directional arrows around the store and ensure that you maintain at least a 2 metre distance from others at all times. If you are visiting as a family, please stick together closely and ensure that children stay with adults at all times.

When purchasing items, please pay by card and use contactless payments where possible. Delivery service will be available for larger purchases but some new controls now apply.

Old Swan Reuse Shop CLOSED 20/10/2020: Temporarily closed.  
Recycling Discovery Centre CLOSED

Due to the current Covid-19 situation, the Recycling Discovery Centre is unable accept visitors. Click here to see our our online learning resources.

We are following the UK Government guidelines and hope to be open soon.