How well are we managing your waste?

It is important for us to continually monitor our operations to ensure we provide a good service to you. We work to high service standards and have to meet strict environmental guidelines.

Find out more about how we are performing against our strict environmental standards


Annual HWRC Satisfaction Survey

Every year we conduct a customer satisfaction survey at Household Waste Recycling Centres to ensure our services are of the highest possible standard and identify areas for improvement. Download our latest report:

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2019 Customer Satisfaction Report (131.59 KB)

99% of residents were satisfied with their local HWRC

Visitors noted there was better layout and improved organisation

99% of visitors said they were happy with staff helpfulness


Recycling Rates at Household Waste Recycling Centres

We monitor the recycling rates across all 16 Recycling Centres in the Merseyside & Halton region.

We have made comparisons between data for the same month on different years to show the changes in recycling rates. 

Percentage of Material Recycled 

Household Waste
Recycling Centre
October 2017 October
2018
October 
2019
Bidston     67 %    69 %    65 %
Clatterbridge    75 %    75 %    74 %
Formby    74 %    76 %    76 %
Huyton    74 %    73 %    73 %
Johnson's Lane    73 %     73 %    69 %
Kirkby    63 %    62 %    66 %
Newton-Le-Willows    67 %    71 %    69 %
Old Swan    76 %    73 %    72 %
Otterspool    76 %    75 %    74 %
Picow Farm    72 %    73 %    68 %
Rainhill    65 %    68 %    69 %
Ravenhead    69 %    70 %    69 %
Sefton Meadows    74 %    76 %    73 %
South Sefton    64 %    66 %    62 %
Southport    73 %    75 %    72 %
West Kirby    74 %    74 %    76 %

Carbon Footprint

Our operations have achieved a significant reduction in CO2 emissions since the contract began.

As part of measuring our performance in Merseyside and Halton we calculate the carbon footprint of our operations and implement extensive measures to reduce our impact year on year.

A carbon footprint model has been created for every contract year since year 1 (2009-2010) for the integrated waste management system (IWMS) that serves the six district councils operating under the Merseyside and Halton Waste Partnership.

The Environment Agency’s Life Cycle Assessment tool WRATE (Waste and Resources Assessment Tool for the Environment) has been utilised to generate the carbon footprint.

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Download the WRATE Report Data Contract Years 1 - 9 (40.92 KB)

What is WRATE?

The WRATE software tool is used to assess the environmental impacts of the entire life cycle of the activity with regard to the Global Warming Potential (GWP) or carbon footprint of the operations, and is measured in CO2 equivalents.