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.


Merseyside’s Recycling Centres are set to switch to their shorter winter opening hours. From Saturday 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 14 Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) in the region. They are operated by Veolia on behalf of – Continue Reading

Waste Warriors to reduce food waste on Merseyside

The Waste Warriors programme is coming to Merseyside, with the aim of reducing food waste across the region. The programme will be run by the British Dietetic Association (BDA) thanks to a £20,000 investment from the Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) and Veolia Community Fund 2022-2023. With the UK on average throwing away 4.5 – Continue Reading

Recycle Right – it matters

A new advertising campaign reminding people of what they can and should recycle, and why it matters, has launched across the Liverpool City Region. Recycling Matters campaign adverts will be appearing on buses, trains, train stations and digital outdoor displays, as well as on local radio and on social media from September through to February. – Continue Reading

Mersey community groups secure £165,000 funding to help reduce waste

Sixteen community groups have been awarded a share of £165,000 to help the Liverpool City Region reduce, reuse and recycle more. The money has come from the Merseyside Recycling & Waste Authority and Veolia Community Fund 22/23 which helps to support local waste prevention, re-use and recycling initiatives. The sixteen organisations had to bid for – Continue Reading

£50,000 available for community groups in and around Kirkby

The 2022 Kirkby Neighbourhood Community Fund – a £50,000 community fund for projects in and around Kirkby – opens for applications on 06 June 2022. The Fund provides £50,000 each year for community groups, charities and projects operating in Northwood, Cherryfield, Shevington, Whitefield and Prescot North (Knowsley Village). Community groups developing community, health and wellbeing – Continue Reading

A million get the message to Recycle Right

It is estimated that a campaign designed to help boost recycling across the Liverpool City Region has been seen over a million times. Launched in October 2021 and run through into March 2022, Recycle Right adverts reminding people of what they can and should recycle have appeared throughout Liverpool City Region on buses, local radio – Continue Reading

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

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