The popular Clatterbridge Recycling Centre is closing for two weeks in October to undergo essential maintenance works.
The site, which is provided by Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority and operated by resource management company Veolia, will close on Sunday 29th September at 8.00pm, and will re-open on Monday 14th October at 8.00am.
The temporary closure of the Mount Road facility is to undertake essential repairs and reconstruction to its road surface, kerbstones and concrete hardstandings.
Other works will include upgrading signage, improving traffic access and movement around the site, re configuring access to recycling containers, fence repairs and refurbishing staff facilities.
Closure of the facility will mean that residents should use their next nearest or most convenient Recycling Centre. They are:
Bidston – Wallasey Bridge Road, CH41 1EB
West Kirby – Greenbank Road, CH48 5HL
During the course of the shutdown Veolia will staff the access point on Mount Road to direct any visitors to the West Kirby or Bidston Recycling Centres. Anyone with a Van Permit for Clatterbridge HWRC will be able to visit these two alternative facilities instead.
Cllr Tony Concepcion, MRWA Chairperson, said: “Clatterbridge receives on average 1290 tonnes of material a month from local residents. Due to this demand on the facility essential maintenance is required to ensure the Recycling Centre remains safe for customers and employees. We’re also taking this opportunity to thoroughly check all aspects of the site, undertake any repairs, repaint, review signage and ensure that the site adheres to the high standard required of a public facility.
“We would encourage residents to use an alternative Recycling Centre, or hold on until Clatterbridge re-opens.”
Residents using Clatterbridge over the next few weeks will be able to see the closure information on www.merseysidewda.gov.uk, on banners at the site, and an information leaflet which details all of the nearest sites for them to use during the temporary closure which will be handed out at the site.
Notes for editors
1. MRWA operates (via a contract with Veolia) 14 Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC’s) for householders in the Merseyside area wishing to recycle and dispose of their own waste.
2. 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.
Members of the media for more information please contact:
Marketing and Communications Officer
Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority
Direct Dial: 0151 255 2568
General enquiries: 0151 255 1444