Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs)


We operate Merseyside’s Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) in locations across Merseyside (see the map above).

All Centres are open every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

When visiting the Household Waste Recycling Centres please remember:

  • To plan your visit and avoid peak times (weekends and bank holidays are our busiest periods and you should expect delays)
    Consider which materials can be recycled and re-used
    Segregate your recyclables before your visit
    Wear appropriate clothing, footwear (no flip flops or sandals) and gloves
    Children and animals must stay in the vehicle at all times for their own safety
    There is a height barrier of 1.75m at the entrance and exit to every site, please ask attendants if you require assistance.

For a quick glance at all the materials all the sites accept take a look at our Materials Spreadsheet (pdf).

Please be aware that if you are using a van or trailer then you will need a Permit to access any of our HWRCs. See our Permit page for more information.


Knowsley:

Huyton Household Waste Recycling Centre, Wilson Road, Huyton L36 6AD (Huyton HWRC map/directions)

OPENING TIMES

1st April – 30th September: 8.00 am to 8.00 pm

1st October – 31st March: 8.00 am to 5.00 pm

Materials accepted: Asbestos (by appointment); Batteries (car); Batteries (Household); Books, CDs & DVDs; Reusable Bicycles; Bric-a-brac; Cans; Cardboard; Carpets; Coffee cups; Electrical Items (e.g. hairdryers, DVD players); Fridges & Freezers; Fluorescent Tubes; Furniture (e.g. sofas, tables); Light bulbs; Garden/Green; Glass (Bottles & Jars); Plastic Bottles; Mattresses; Mobile Phones; Oil (Engine); Oil (Cooking); Oil (Filters); Paint; Paper (inc. Newspapers, magazines & telephone directories); Plasterboard (gypsum); Rubble; Scrap Metal; Shoes; Soil; Televisions (inc. computer monitors); Tetrapak cartons; Textiles; Tyres; White Goods (e.g. washing machines, microwaves); Wood (untreated timber); Wood (Chipboard, Composite, MDF); Large plastics; Printer cartridges; Non-recyclable household waste.

Asbestos is accepted at this site by appointment only. Please contact Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority for more information Tel: 0151 255 1444.

 

Kirkby Household Waste Recycling Centre, Depot Road, Kirkby L33 7UZ (Kirkby HWRC Map)

OPENING TIMES

1st April – 30th September: 8.00 am to 8.00 pm

1st October – 31st March: 8.00 am to 5.00 pm

Materials accepted: Batteries (car); Batteries (Household); Books, CDs & DVDs; Reusable Bicycles; Bric-a-brac; Cans; Cardboard; Carpets; Coffee cups; Electrical Items (e.g. hairdryers, DVD players); Fridges & Freezers; Fluorescent Tubes; Furniture (e.g. sofas, tables); Light bulbs; Garden/Green; Glass (Bottles & Jars); Plastic Bottles; Mattresses; Mobile Phones; Oil (Engine); Oil (Cooking); Oil (Filters); Paper (inc. Newspapers, magazines & telephone directories); Plasterboard (gypsum); Rubble; Scrap Metal; Shoes; Soil; Televisions (inc. computer monitors); Tetrapak cartons; Textiles; Tyres; White Goods (e.g. washing machines, microwaves); Wood (untreated timber); Wood (Chipboard, Composite, MDF); Large plastics; Printer cartridges; Non-recyclable household waste.

Asbestos is NOT accepted on this site.


Liverpool:

Old Swan Household Waste Recycling Centre, Cheadle Avenue, Liverpool L13 3AF (Old Swan HWRC map/directions)

OPENING TIMES

1st April – 30th September: 8.00 am to 8.00 pm

1st October – 31st March: 8.00 am to 5.00 pm

Materials accepted: Batteries (car); Batteries (Household); Books, CDs & DVDs; Cans; Cardboard; Carpets; Coffee cups; Electrical Items (e.g. hairdryers, DVD players); Fridges & Freezers; Fluorescent Tubes; Furniture (e.g. sofas, tables); Light bulbs; Garden/Green; Glass (Bottles & Jars); Plastic Bottles; Mattresses; Mobile Phones; Oil (Engine); Oil (Cooking); Oil (Filters); Paint; Paper (inc. Newspapers, magazines & telephone directories); Plasterboard (gypsum); Rubble; Scrap Metal; Shoes; Soil; Televisions (inc. computer monitors); Tetrapak cartons; Textiles; Tyres; White Goods (e.g. washing machines, microwaves); Wood (untreated timber); Wood (Chipboard, Composite, MDF); Large plastics; Printer cartridges; Non-recyclable household.

Asbestos is NOT accepted on this site.

Otterspool Household Waste Recycling Centre, Jericho Lane, Aigburth, Liverpool L17 5AR (Otterspool HWRC map/directions)

OPENING TIMES

1st April – 30th September: 8.00 am to 8.00 pm

1st October – 31st March: 8.00 am to 5.00 pm

NOTE: there will be disruption to access at Otterspool on Sat and Sun 1st and 2nd September due to the Fusion Festival – www.merseysidewda.gov.uk/2018/08/disruption-to-otterspool-recycling-centre-1st-and-2nd-september/.

Materials accepted: Batteries (car); Batteries (Household); Books, CDs & DVDs; Cans; Cardboard; Coffee cups; Carpets; Electrical Items (e.g. hairdryers, DVD players); Fridges & Freezers; Fluorescent Tubes; Furniture (e.g. sofas, tables); Light bulbs; Garden/Green; Glass (Bottles & Jars); Plastic Bottles; Mattresses; Mobile Phones; Oil (Engine); Oil (Cooking); Oil (Filters); Paper (inc. Newspapers, magazines & telephone directories); Plasterboard (gypsum); Rubble; Scrap Metal; Shoes; Soil; Televisions (inc. computer monitors); Tetrapak cartons; Textiles; Tyres; White Goods (e.g. washing machines, microwaves); Wood (untreated timber); Wood (Chipboard, Composite, MDF); Large plastics; Printer cartridges; Non-recyclable household waste.

Asbestos is NOT accepted on this site.


Sefton:

Formby Household Waste Recycling Centre, Altcar Road, Formby L37 8DL (Formby HWRC map/directions)

OPENING TIMES

1st April – 30th September: 8.00 am to 8.00 pm

1st October – 31st March: 8.00 am to 5.00 pm

Materials accepted: Batteries (car); Batteries (Household); Books, CDs & DVDs; Reusable Bicycles; Bric-a-brac; Cans; Cardboard; Carpets; Coffee cups; Electrical Items (e.g. hairdryers, DVD players); Fridges & Freezers; Fluorescent Tubes; Furniture (e.g. sofas, tables); Light bulbs; Garden/Green; Glass (Bottles & Jars); Plastic Bottles; Mattresses; Mobile Phones; Oil (Engine); Oil (Cooking); Oil (Filters); Paper (inc. Newspapers, magazines & telephone directories); Plasterboard (gypsum); Rubble; Scrap Metal; Shoes; Soil; Televisions (inc. computer monitors); Tetrapak cartons; Textiles; Tyres; White Goods (e.g. washing machines, microwaves); Wood (untreated timber); Wood (Chipboard, Composite, MDF); Large plastics; Printer cartridges; Non-recyclable household waste.

Asbestos is NOT accepted on this site.

 

Sefton Meadows Household Waste Recycling Centre, Sefton Lane, Maghull L31 8BX (Sefton Meadows HWRC Map)

OPENING TIMES

1st April – 30th September: 8.00 am to 8.00 pm

1st October – 31st March: 8.00 am to 5.00 pm

Materials accepted: Batteries (car); Batteries (Household); Books, CDs & DVDs; Reusable Bicycles; Bric-a-brac; Cans; Cardboard; Carpets; Coffee cups; Electrical Items (e.g. hairdryers, DVD players); Fridges & Freezers; Fluorescent Tubes; Furniture (e.g. sofas, tables); Light bulbs; Garden/Green; Glass (Bottles & Jars); Plastic Bottles; Mattresses; Mobile Phones; Oil (Engine); Oil (Cooking); Oil (Filters); Paint; Paper (inc. Newspapers, magazines & telephone directories); Plasterboard (gypsum); Rubble; Scrap Metal; Shoes; Soil; Televisions (inc. computer monitors); Tetrapak cartons; Textiles; Tyres; White Goods (e.g. washing machines, microwaves); Wood (untreated timber); Wood (Chipboard, Composite, MDF); Large plastics; Mattresses; Printer cartridges; Non-recyclable household waste.

Asbestos is NOT accepted on this site.

 

South Sefton Household Waste Recycling Centre, Irlam Road, Bootle L20 4AE (South Sefton HWRC map/directions)

OPENING TIMES

1st April – 30th September: 8.00 am to 8.00 pm

1st October – 31st March: 8.00 am to 5.00 pm

Materials accepted: Batteries (car); Batteries (Household); Books, CDs & DVDs; Reusable Bicycles; Bric-a-brac; Cans; Cardboard; Carpets; Coffee cups; Electrical Items (e.g. hairdryers, DVD players); Fridges & Freezers; Fluorescent Tubes; Furniture (e.g. sofas, tables); Light bulbs; Garden/Green; Glass (Bottles & Jars); Plastic Bottles; Mobile Phones; Oil (Engine); Oil (Cooking); Oil (Filters); Paper (inc. Newspapers, magazines & telephone directories); Plasterboard (gypsum); Rubble; Scrap Metal; Shoes; Soil; Televisions (inc. computer monitors); Tetrapak cartons; Textiles; Tyres; White Goods (e.g. washing machines, microwaves); Wood (untreated timber); Wood (Chipboard, Composite, MDF); Large plastics; Printer cartridges; Non-recyclable household waste.

Asbestos is NOT accepted on this site.

 

Southport Household Waste Recycling Centre, Foul Lane, Southport PR9 7RG (Southport HWRC map/directions)

OPENING TIMES

1st April – 30th September: 8.00 am to 8.00 pm

1st October – 31st March: 8.00 am to 5.00 pm

Materials accepted: Asbestos (by appointment); Batteries (car); Batteries (Household); Books, CDs & DVDs; Cans; Cardboard; Carpets; Coffee cups; Electrical Items (e.g. hairdryers, DVD players); Fridges & Freezers; Fluorescent Tubes; Furniture (e.g. sofas, tables); Light bulbs; Garden/Green; Glass (Bottles & Jars); Plastic Bottles; Mattresses; Mobile Phones; Oil (Engine); Oil (Cooking); Oil (Filters); Paint; Paper (inc. Newspapers, magazines & telephone directories); Plasterboard (gypsum); Rubble; Scrap Metal; Shoes; Soil; Televisions (inc. computer monitors); Tetrapak cartons; Textiles; Tyres; White Goods (e.g. washing machines, microwaves); Wood (untreated timber); Wood (Chipboard, Composite, MDF); Large plastics; Printer cartridges; Non-recyclable household waste.

Asbestos is accepted at this site by appointment only. Please contact us for more information Tel: 0151 255 1444.

 


St Helens:

Newton-le-Willows Household Waste Recycling Centre, Junction Lane, Newton-le-Willows, St Helens WA12 8DN (Newton HWRC Map)

OPENING TIMES

1st April – 30th September: 8.00 am to 8.00 pm

1st October – 31st March: 8.00 am to 5.00 pm

Materials accepted: Batteries (car); Batteries (Household); Books, CDs & DVDs; Cans; Cardboard; Carpets; Coffee cups; Electrical Items (e.g. hairdryers, DVD players); Fridges & Freezers; Fluorescent Tubes; Furniture (e.g. sofas, tables); Light bulbs; Garden/Green; Glass (Bottles & Jars); Plastic Bottles; Mattresses; Mobile Phones; Oil (Engine); Oil (Cooking); Oil (Filters); Paper (inc. Newspapers, magazines & telephone directories); Plasterboard (gypsum); Rubble; Scrap Metal; Shoes; Soil; Televisions (inc. computer monitors); Tetrapak cartons; Textiles; Tyres; White Goods (e.g. washing machines, microwaves); Wood (untreated timber); Wood (Chipboard, Composite, MDF); Large plastics; Printer cartridges; Non-recyclable household waste.

Asbestos is NOT accepted on this site.

 

Ravenhead Household Waste Recycling Centre, Burtonhead Road, St Helens WA9 5EA (Ravenhead HWRC map/directions)

OPENING TIMES

1st April – 30th September: 8.00 am to 8.00 pm

1st October – 31st March: 8.00 am to 5.00 pm

Materials accepted: Batteries (car); Batteries (Household); Books, CDs & DVDs; Reusable Bicycles; Bric-a-brac; Cans; Cardboard; Carpets; Coffee cups; Electrical Items (e.g. hairdryers, DVD players); Fridges & Freezers; Fluorescent Tubes; Furniture (e.g. sofas, tables);Light bulbs; Garden/Green; Glass (Bottles & Jars); Plastic Bottles; Mattresses; Mobile Phones; Oil (Engine); Oil (Cooking); Oil (Filters); Paint; Paper (inc. Newspapers, magazines & telephone directories); Plasterboard (gypsum); Rubble; Scrap Metal; Shoes; Soil; Televisions (inc. computer monitors); Tetrapak cartons; Textiles; Tyres; White Goods (e.g. washing machines, microwaves); Wood (untreated timber); Wood (Chipboard, Composite, MDF); Large plastics; Printer cartridges; Non-recyclable household waste.

Asbestos is NOT accepted on this site.

 

Rainhill Household Waste Recycling Centre, Tasker Terrace, Rainhill L35 4NX (Rainhill HWRC directions and map)

OPENING TIMES

Monday – Friday:
1st April – 30th September: 8.00 am to 8.00 pm
1st October – 31st March: 8.00 am to 5.00 pm

Weekends:
1st April – 30th September: 9.00 am to 6.00 pm (Saturday) and 9.00 am to 3.00 pm (Sunday)
1st October – 31st March – 9.00 am to 5.00 pm (Saturday) and 9.00 am to 3.00 pm (Sunday)

Materials accepted: Batteries (car); Batteries (Household); Books, CDs & DVDs; Cans; Cardboard; Carpets; Coffee cups; Electrical Items (e.g. hairdryers, DVD players); Fridges & Freezers; Fluorescent Tubes; Furniture (e.g. sofas, tables); Light bulbs; Garden/Green; Glass (Bottles & Jars); Plastic Bottles; Mattresses; Mobile Phones; Oil (Engine); Oil (Cooking); Oil (Filters); Paper (inc. Newspapers, magazines & telephone directories); Plasterboard (gypsum); Rubble; Scrap Metal; Shoes; Soil; Televisions (inc. computer monitors); Tetrapak cartons; Textiles; Tyres; White Goods (e.g. washing machines, microwaves); Wood (untreated timber); Wood (Chipboard, Composite, MDF); Large plastics; Printer cartridges; Non-recyclable household waste.

Asbestos is NOT accepted on this site.

 


Wirral:

Bidston Household Waste Recycling Centre, Wallasey Bridge Road, Wirral CH41 1EB (Bidston Moss HWRC directions and map)

OPENING TIMES

1st April – 30th September: 8.00 am to 8.00 pm

1st October – 31st March: 8.00 am to 5.00 pm

Materials accepted: Asbestos (by appointment); Batteries (car); Batteries (Household); Books, CDs & DVDs; Reusable Bicycles; Bric-a-brac; Cans; Cardboard; Carpets; Electrical Items (e.g. hairdryers, DVD players); Fridges & Freezers; Fluorescent Tubes; Furniture (e.g. sofas, tables); Light bulbs; Garden/Green; Glass (Bottles & Jars); Plastic Bottles; Mattresses; Mobile Phones; Oil (Engine); Oil (Cooking); Oil (Filters); Paint; Paper (inc. Newspapers, magazines & telephone directories); Plasterboard (gypsum); Rubble; Scrap Metal; Shoes; Soil; Televisions (inc. computer monitors); Tetrapak cartons; Textiles; Tyres; White Goods (e.g. washing machines, microwaves); Wood (untreated timber); Wood (Chipboard, Composite, MDF); Large plastics; Printer cartridges; Non-recyclable household waste.

Asbestos is accepted at this site by appointment only. Please contact us for more information Tel: 0151 255 1444.

 

Clatterbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre Mount Road, Bebington, Wirral CH63 4JZ (Clatterbridge HWRC Map)

OPENING TIMES

1st April – 30th September: 8.00 am to 8.00 pm

1st October – 31st March: 8.00 am to 5.00 pm

Materials accepted: Batteries (car); Batteries (Household); Books, CDs & DVDs; Reusable Bicycles; Bric-a-brac; Cans; Cardboard; Carpets; Coffee cups; Electrical Items (e.g. hairdryers, DVD players); Fridges & Freezers; Fluorescent Tubes; Furniture (e.g. sofas, tables); Light bulbs; Garden/Green; Glass (Bottles & Jars); Plastic Bottles; Mattresses; Mobile Phones; Oil (Engine); Oil (Cooking); Oil (Filters); Paper (inc. Newspapers, magazines & telephone directories); Plasterboard (gypsum); Rubble; Scrap Metal; Shoes; Soil; Televisions (inc. computer monitors); Tetrapak cartons; Textiles; Tyres; White Goods (e.g. washing machines, microwaves); Wood (untreated timber); Wood (Chipboard, Composite, MDF); Large plastics; Printer cartridges; Non-recyclable household waste.

Asbestos is NOT accepted on this site.

 

West Kirby Household Waste Recycling Centre, Greenbank Road, Wirral CH48 5HR (West Kirby HWRC Map)

OPENING TIMES

1st April – 30th September: 8.00 am to 8.00 pm

1st October – 31st March: 8.00 am to 5.00 pm

ATTENTION: WEST KIRBY IS CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE AND WILL RE-OPEN ON MONDAY 15TH OCTOBER, 8.00AM

Materials accepted:  Batteries (car); Batteries (Household); Books, CDs & DVDs; Reusable Bicycles; Bric-a-brac; Cans; Cardboard; Carpets; Coffee cups; Electrical Items (e.g. hairdryers, DVD players); Fridges & Freezers; Fluorescent Tubes; Furniture (e.g. sofas, tables); Light bulbs; Garden/Green; Glass (Bottles & Jars); Plastic Bottles; Mattresses; Mobile Phones; Oil (Engine); Oil (Cooking); Oil (Filters); Paper (inc. Newspapers, magazines & telephone directories); Plasterboard (gypsum); Rubble; Scrap Metal; Shoes; Soil; Televisions (inc. computer monitors); Tetrapak cartons; Textiles; Tyres; White Goods (e.g. washing machines, microwaves); Wood (untreated timber); Wood (Chipboard, Composite, MDF); Large plastics; Printer cartridges; Non-recyclable household.

Asbestos is NOT accepted on this site.