An ‘Advice Bus’ roadshow hits the street next week with all the answers to your recycling questions.
Next week sees the launch of a new ‘recycling surgery’ roadshow across the Merseyside and Halton region. The Advice Bus, which is supported by Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) and its contractor Veolia, will be touring a range of locations and with local council support will be able to solve your recycling problems and questions.
The bus will visit a range of venues including
DATE VENUE TIME
22nd May Widnes Town Centre (Green Oaks Shopping Centre) 10.00am – 12.00pm
Greenoaks Shopping Centre, WA8 6AU
22nd May Runcorn New Town (Trident Retail Shopping Park) 1.00pm – 4.00pm
Trident Retail Park, WA7 2FQ
23rd May Runcorn Old Town 10.00am – 12.00pm
Old Town, Market Church Street, WA7 1LR
23rd May New Brighton (Fort Perch Rock carpark) 1.00pm – 4.00pm
Fort Perch Rock, Marine Promenade, New Brighton. Wallasey CH45 2JU (carpark)
24th May Birkenhead Precinct (by ASDA) 10.00am – 4.00pm
222 Grange Road, Birkenhead CH41 6EB (on the precinct outside ASDA)
25th May Park and Ride Southport 10.00am – 4.00pm
Park & Ride (Southport Eco Centre)
26th May Liverpool 10.00am – 12.00pm
Junction of Cullen Street/Longfellow Street L8 0QY
26th May Knowsley 1.00pm – 4.00pm
Forum end of Derby Road, Huyton Village
The distinctive bus – which is being supplied by resource management company, Veolia – will also as be promoting recycling opportunities at the regions 16 Household Waste Recycling Centres. The free-to-use centres are located across neighbourhoods so that householders can recycle and dispose of items from their own homes – everything from grass cuttings to mattresses. Most centres can recycle more than 40 different items and materials.
Carl Beer, MRWA Chief Executive said: “This is a trial project – with partners from all of our councils joining up to get out into the community, and speak with residents and communities.
We think that this more joined up approach – being closer to the doorsteps of the people we provide services for – will prove to be a big hit. We’d encourage everyone to come along – find out more about the recycling collection in your area – and ask any questions you might have to the people who deliver your recycling services.”
Jeff Sears, Director of Veolia in Merseyside and Halton said: “The roadshows are a great opportunity to meet the recycling advisors, who will be on hand to explain more about your recycling, what items can go in your bin and also what to do with items that can’t go in. Visitors that we meet at our Recycling Discovery Centre’s often ask these questions, so we hope this project can clear up any confusion when it comes to recycling.”
Picture caption: The ‘Advice Bus’ which will be touring Merseyside and Halton venues from Monday 22nd May till Friday 26th May.
Media contact: Colette Gill, Tel 0151 255 2527 firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes for Editors
- Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority is responsible for the disposal of municipal waste on Merseyside. Established in 1986 following the abolition of Merseyside County Council, it is a statutory Authority that works with all the local authorities on Merseyside – Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral.
- MRWA takes a lead in advocating recycling, waste minimisation and safe and effective disposal of waste for Merseyside residents.
- It operates, via its contractor Veolia, 14 Household Waste Recycling Centres in Merseyside and two in Halton as part of a partnership with Halton Council.