All 14 Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) on Merseyside are switching to longer summer opening hours this week.
From Wednesday 1 April the Centres will be open from 8.00am until 8.00pm* – three hours longer than the current winter service.
The 14 HWRCs are currently operated by Mersey Waste Holdings Limited on behalf of Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority (MWDA).
Householders can use the Centres to recycle almost everything – from cans, car batteries and cardboard to garden waste, glass, paper, scrap metal, textiles and timber, and more.
Carl Beer, Director of MWDA, said: “The Recycling Centres are an excellent resource for people across Merseyside to do their bit and help tackle the region’s waste mountain.”
MWDA is also urging people to re-use items before throwing them away.
Under strict government targets Merseyside could be paying up to an additional £30m every year if it does not reduce the amount waste it sends to landfill over the coming years.
Notes to editors:
From April 1st until September 30th 2009 Merseyside’s Household Waste Recycling Centres will be open from 8.00am until 8.00pm. The Centres can be located at:
Bidston – Wallasey Bridge Road, Birkenhead – CH41 1EB
Clatterbridge – Mount Road, Clatterbridge – CH63 6JE
Formby – Altcar Road, Formby – L37 8EG
Huyton – Ellis Ashton Street, Huyton Industrial Estate – L36 6BJ
Kirkby – Depot Road, Knowsley Industrial Park – L33 3AR
Newton-le-Willows – Junction Lane – WA12 8DN
Otterspool – Jericho Lane, Aigburth – L17 5AR
Rainford* – Southerns Lane – WA11 8EY
Rainhill* – Tasker Terrace, Rainhill – L35 4NX
Ravenhead – Burtonhead Road, St. Helens – WA9 5EA
Sefton Meadows – Sefton Lane, Maghull – L31 8BX
Southport – Foul Lane, Scarisbrick New Road – PR9 7RG
South Sefton – Irlam Road, Bootle – L20 4AE
West Kirby – Greenbank Road – CH48 5HR
*NB. Rainhill: Open 9.00am–6.00pm on Saturdays; 9.00am–3.00pm on Sundays
Rainford: Open 8.00am–6.00pm on Saturdays; 8.00am–3.00pm on Sundays