NEWS: Merseyside Recycling Centres to remain open during lockdown period


Date: 4th November 2020

Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority can confirm that it plans to keep all 14 of its Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) open and operational through the next national lockdown period starting on 5th November 2020.

All of the Centres will operate in line with winter opening times 8.00am – 5.00pm.There are booking systems in place for all vans at all site, and for cars at the Sefton Meadows, Formby and Rainhill sites only.  Please book an appointment online at

These arrangements will be kept under constant review depending upon developing local and national guidance, and any changes in coronavirus legislation. Access restrictions will remain in place to control visitor numbers on site at any time and to ensure appropriate social distancing for members of the public and staff.

Members of the public are asked to only visit one of the Centres if absolutely essential at this time. We will keep our website regularly updated, and further information regarding opening at each of the HWRCs can be found at and via our social media channels @MerseysideRWA.