Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority on behalf of the Merseyside and Halton Waste Partnership is in the process of procuring new waste management contracts to replace its current provision. As part of this process the Authority is seeking to develop new waste facilities on Merseyside for the recycling, processing and management of household waste.
These facilities are part of recommendations within the Joint Municipal Waste Management Strategy for Merseyside published in 2005 that states the need for Merseyside to significantly reduce its reliance on the landfilling of waste in accordance with the European legislation and to increase it recycling rates.
If Merseyside is unable to reduce its reliance on landfill, it will mean that the Authority will be subject to significant fines which could amount to millions of pounds. As part of the process for the development of new waste facilities we have undertaken a rigorous assessment of prospective sites across Merseyside. In addition to the development of recycling facilities such as Household Waste Recycling Centres, composting facilities etc, sites are needed for new major waste management facilities.