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 community project on a mission to reduce rubbish

A Liverpool charity has spent the last year on a mission to stop clothes and textiles from being wasted – with the help of local youngsters. The Recycle, Refashion, Recreate project has been developed by the Dovecot and Princess Drive Community Association, which provides breakfast, lunch clubs and other activities for children affected by poverty – Continue Reading

Meet the hero schoolkids helping to fight food waste

A social enterprise has been working with schoolchildren across Liverpool to help in the battle against waste and climate change. Farm Urban – which delivers education and innovative solutions to sustainable food growing in communities – has been running the Future Food Heroes project since receiving a £19,580 grant from the Merseyside Recycling & Waste – Continue Reading

Restrictions to access at Otterspool Recycling Centre, Jericho Lane, Liverpool

Restrictions to access at Otterspool Recycling Centre, Jericho Lane, Liverpool Liverpool Half Marathon on Sunday 27 March 2022 There will be restrictions to the access at the Otterspool Recycling Centre during the Liverpool Half Marathon on Sunday 27th March 2022. Access to and from Jericho Lane / Aigburth Road will be restricted between 9.00 am – Continue Reading

Defibrillators installed at Recycling Centres across Merseyside and Halton

Recycling Centres operated by Veolia on behalf of Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority now have emergency defibrillators on all sites.      A total of 19 defibrillators are now in place at recycling facilities, including the 16 Household Waste Recycling Centres across the region. With an annual footfall of over 1.5 million visitors, the sites will be – Continue Reading

Longer hours for Recycling Centres

Liverpool City Region residents will soon have the opportunity to recycle more as Household Waste Recycling Centres open for an extra three hours every day. From Friday 1st April the region’s Centres will be open from 8.00am until 8.00pm*. There are 14 Household Waste Recycling Centres in the region. They are operated by resource management – Continue Reading

Worms, furniture, food and fashion – the college on a mission to supply students with sustainable skills

Carmel College in St Helens has been teaching its students to become more environmentally aware with practical recycling and reuse skills, thanks to a funding boost it received last year. The college received the funding to deliver the Sustainable Steps Towards Sustainability project which has been helping empower their students with the knowledge and abilities – Continue Reading

Liverpool City Region residents urged to Recycle Right

A new campaign has been launched across the Liverpool City Region reminding residents how to make the most of their recycling. Don’t Treat us Like Rubbish is part of Recycle Right, an initiative led by Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority, MRWA to help improve recycling rates across the city region. The new campaign is reminding – 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 Merseyside Recycling & Waste Authority and Veolia Community Fund 2022/23 – is for community and voluntary groups, schools and not-for-profit organisations, who can reduce household waste, – Continue Reading

Achieving Zero Waste in the Liverpool City Region

A resource has launched this week that will provide residents across the Liverpool City Region with help, advice and opportunities to start their zero waste journey in their homes and communities. Zero Waste LCR is a new brand featuring a website and supporting social media channels. We are working to achieve zero waste by – Continue Reading

Check Your Tech – new campaign aims to cut electrical waste

A new campaign has been launched to stop electrical and electronic equipment from going to waste. Recycle Right – an initiative led by Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) to boost recycling – is targeting waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) that is hoarded, or incorrectly disposed of, across the Liverpool City Region. Launched in – Continue Reading

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