About Us

About Us

About Us – Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority. Who are we, what we do and how we do it.


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.

The Authority is also responsible for the aftercare of a number of closed landfill sites, which historically had been operated by the Authority or its predecessors. These include the former landfill sites at Bidston Moss and Sefton Meadows.


The Authority’s budget is funded by way of a levy on each of the Merseyside District Councils and is apportioned on a tonnage basis.

Staff Structure

You can see a diagram of the Authority’s staff structure here (pdf).


Carl Beer – Chief Executive
Peter Williams – Director of Finance
Ian Stephenson – Assistant Director, Operations
Paula Pocock – Assistant Director, Business Services and Strategy

Business Services

Jane Nolan – Business Services Manager
Jenna Rose – Financial Services Officer
Abigail Looker – Chief Executive’s Personal Assistant
Christine O’Brien – Waste Education and Awareness Coordinator
Charlene Carbery – Administration Officer


Peter Bedson – Business Support Manager

Estates Management

Tony Byers – Estates Manager
Binu Kurian – Facilities Officer
Graeme Bell – Environmental and Planning Officer
Issy Silo – Environmental Officer
None current – Environmental Officer

Waste Strategy

Tony Scott – Waste Strategy Sustainability Officer
Glynn Stevenson – Waste Strategy Policy Officer
Rebecca Haynes-McCoy – Development Officer
Colette Gill – Head of Marketing and Communications
John Lally – Marketing and Communications Officer
Danni Millar – Education and Campaigns Officer


Gary Taylor – Contracts Manager
Paul Jobe – Contracts Compliance Officer
Rick Smales – Contracts Operations Officer
Karen Martin – Contracts Officer
Rochelle Oldham – Contracts Compliance Officer

Data and Performance

Nicola Hodge – Data and Performance Manager
Greg Harris – Data Management Officer
Garry McGee – Data Management Officer

To contact any member of staff please call Tel: 0151 255 1444 or apply through our enquiries form, or write to:

Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority, 7th Floor, No.1 Mann Island, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 1BP.