Current News and Campaigns


Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority actively promotes its work in local, national and trade media. This part of our site gives you information on our most recent media releases and communications campaigns.

Liverpool Half Marathon on SUNDAY 17th MARCH 2024

Liverpool Half Marathon on SUNDAY 17th MARCH 2024 – Restrictions to access at Otterspool Recycling Centre, Jericho Lane, Liverpool  There will be restrictions to the access at the Otterspool Recycling Centre during the Liverpool Half Marathon on Sunday 17th March 2024. Access to and from Jericho Lane / Aigburth Road will be restricted between 9.00am – Continue Reading

£165,000 fund launched to help community groups reduce, reuse and recycle

A share of £165,000 is up for grabs to help community groups make the Liverpool City Region a cleaner and greener place. The funding – made available via the Zero Waste Community Fund 2024/25 – is for community and voluntary groups, schools and not-for-profit organisations, who can reduce household waste, encourage recycling and resource reuse – Continue Reading

Birkenhead community organisation creating a buzz for furniture rescue and repair

A Wirral community organisation is using money received from an environmental fund to help stop furniture from going to waste. Birkenhead-based Bee Wirral CIC has clinched £5760 from the Merseyside Recycling & Waste Authority (MRWA) and Veolia Community Fund to help deliver the ‘Refresh: preloved furniture’ project. The money is being used to train up – Continue Reading

Community theatre waste project takes centre stage

A local charity theatre is celebrating a funding boost which they say will help cut waste and increase reuse and recycling. Valley Community Theatre in Netherley, Liverpool, has been awarded £7977 to help deliver ‘Valley Vegheads’, a food growing and cookery skills project which it hopes will reduce food waste, increase composting and encourage food – Continue Reading

Bootle charity on a mission to rescue unwanted textiles

A charity in Bootle has made it their mission to stop textiles from being thrown away – and has received a financial funding boost to help them in their efforts. The Repurpose Project: Breathing New Life into Old Textiles is the creation of The Venus Charity, a Bootle-based community group who help to empower, promote – Continue Reading

Residents being encouraged to ‘choose to reuse’ this Christmas

Merseyside Recycling & Waste Authority has launched a Christmas campaign advising residents to ‘choose to reuse’, in a bid to tackle climate change. Along with reuse tips, the campaign – which is being driven through the Authority’s Zero Waste LCR branch – offers other sustainable guidelines, which can help people to save money while protecting – Continue Reading

The Choose to Reuse campaign was launched at the Recycling Discovery Centre's Christmas Market.

The Baltic Triangle swap shop saving textiles from trash

An environmental project in the Baltic Triangle area of Liverpool has been helping to rescue and reuse unwanted clothes and textiles. The Baltic Triangle Area C.I.C. used funding from the Merseyside Recycling & Waste Authority and Veolia Community Fund to run the Baltic Swap Shop project, with the aim of stopping clothes and textiles from – Continue Reading

Recycling Centres switch to winter hours

Local Recycling Centres are set to switch to their shorter winter opening hours. From Sunday 1st October the Centres will be open from 8.00am until 5.00pm* – changing from the summer hours of 8.00am to 8.00pm. There are 16 Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) in the Liverpool City Region. They are operated by Veolia on – Continue Reading

Winter recycling

Upholstered Domestic Seating

From 1st August 2023, if you’re bringing seating with upholstery to a Household Waste Recycling Centre then site staff will direct you to the Upholstered Domestic Seating Container. WHAT? Changes in regulation mean we have to separate items classed as Upholstered Domestic Seating that are brought to a Recycling Centre. These items contain ‘POPs’ (Persistent – Continue Reading

West Kirby Recycling Centre reduced opening hours

West Kirby Recycling Centre will be open with reduced opening hours of 11am – 3pm for the duration of The Open golf championship from Sunday 16th to Sunday 23rd July. Normal opening hours will resume from Monday 24th July. To avoid possible disruption please use Bidston, Clatterbridge or South Sefton Recycling Centres. END

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