All Merseyside Household Waste Recycling Centres remain closed until further notice.
Visits to Household Waste Recycling Centres are not one of the four reasons given for leaving your home.
Statement from the MRWA Chief Executive Carl Beer:
“Our sites remain closed for the time being. We are keeping an eye on government advice, talking to our contractor Veolia and working with our district council partners. Like all sectors across UK industry it’s a developing situation that has to be evaluated day-to-day.
“The government has instructed members of the public to stay at home. We would ask residents to be sensible about their waste production and to please minimise waste as much as possible, home compost what food and garden waste you can and don’t put out waste for collection that can sensibly be stored at home for the time being.
“Some members of the public are asking why have we closed the Recycling Centres – why can’t we operate a limited access system or reduced hours etc. We didn’t want to have to close them, but the fact is we have to take into consideration the health and safety of both employees and site visitors, including staffing levels and physical distancing.
“With the exception of St Helens Council, household recycling and general waste collections continue as normal across Merseyside and we are working with our partners at the Merseyside district councils to enable these to continue. We would advise you to check information or updates given by your local council for details of any impact to collection services.
“Like everyone we’re hoping things return to normal as soon as possible. At the moment the single most important action we can all take in fighting coronavirus is for everyone to pull together, follow government advice and stay at home in order to protect the NHS and safeguard lives.”
Please read the full guidance on staying home and away from others here: www.gov.uk/coronavirus