All of our Recycling Centres are very busy at the moment.
- Queuing at sites maybe extensive
- All Centres currently close at 5.00pm – entry cannot be guaranteed if there are queues at that time
We’re asking residents if their visit is essential ……. and if they could postpone making the journey for a few weeks.
We’ve come up with a range of suggestions about recycling and waste disposal to help if you don’t want to visit.
ADVICE ON YOUR ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO RECYCLE AND DISPOSE OF YOUR WASTE:
- DECORATING AND DIY WASTE:
- Could you postpone that DIY or decorating project for a few weeks?
- Could you store some of the waste in a safe place?
- Old wallpaper can be put into your normal waste bin.
- Let old paint tins dry out by leaving the lids off and storing in a safe place OR pour the waste paint onto newspaper in a cardboard box – allow to dry and then bag up the paper, and put into your normal bin.
- Clean off brushes and rollers instead of throwing them away – there will be another decorating job soon!
- GREEN AND GARDEN WASTE:
- Have you thought about home composting? Residents from across the Liverpool City Region can purchase a wide range of Home Compost bins and accessories at competitive prices by visiting: merseyside.getcomposting.com.
- For a full guide on how to compost at home, please visit recyclenow.com/reduce-waste/composting/making-compostwhich offers advice on how to set up your composter and make the best compost.
- Could you store some of the green and garden waste in a safe place?
- Although your local council’s garden waste collections may not have restarted yet – you could store your green waste in your garden waste bin for the time being.
- USE YOUR KERBSIDE BINS: If your disposing of household waste, remember to use your kerbside normal waste and recycling bins. To find out more visit www.recycleright.org.uk
- LARGE ITEM AND ELECTRICALS:
- We know it’s difficult if you have large items of furniture and household electricals to recycle.
- Your local council will be operating a bulky waste service, although appointments may be limited – contact them directly to see if they can help.
- SAFE STORAGE:
- Please store your waste safely – COVID related waste should be isolated for 72 hours before safe disposal.
- Make sure any other waste that you are storing is wrapped and secured safely especially if being stored outside.
- SELL, SWAP AND GIVEAWAY:
- Could you give the items you want to throw away a second life?
- There are plenty of ways to sell, swap or giveaway items across a while host of platforms including freecycle, Ebay, Facebook etc
- Check to see if any family, friends, or neighbours might like, or need the items that you’re throwing away – it just takes a quick call, text or email.
- CHARITY SHOPS:
- We know that charity shops aren’t yet open, but you might want to consider hanging on to those good quality items and clothes for a few weeks longer – they could help support a great cause if you can donate them.
- RECYCLING AT SUPERMARKETS AND COMMUNITY HUBS:
- Lots of local supermarkets have recycling facilities for a limited number of items such as paper, card, cans, bottles, textiles etc. Please use your local facilities if you can.