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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.

Wirral Social Enterprise rescues almost 700,000 litres of paint from going to waste

Reciprocity Wirral, a Merseyside-based pioneer in paint waste, have diverted over 680,000 litres of paint from being wasted and redistributed it into community organisations and families across the region and beyond. By partnering with Veolia and Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority, Recipro have collected hundreds of thousands of litres of householder’s unwanted paint, which is – Continue Reading

Kids combating climate change with the Great Clothes Swap!

Schools from across the Liverpool City Region have come together in an effort to tackle climate change – by reducing the amount of clothes that people throw away. The Great Clothes Swap is the creation of Toxteth-based Liverpool World Centre and environmental charity Faiths4Change, who have been awarded £16,900 by the Merseyside Recycling and Waste – Continue Reading

Chief Executive appointment

MRWA has welcomed Lesley Worswick to the Authority as its new Chief Executive. Lesley previously spent over 24 years at the Environment Agency, her most recent post being Area Director for Greater Manchester, Merseyside & Cheshire. Councillor Tony Concepcion, Chairperson of MRWA, said: “Lesley is joining us from the Environment Agency and brings with her – Continue Reading

St Helens students take LEAP of faith into reuse and recycling

Students from a specialist learning college in St Helens have opened their own café and reuse shop to help the local community reduce, reuse and recycle more. The Not Too Shabby project is the vision of LEAP Specialist College in Newton-le-Willows, which has received £8000 from the Merseyside Recycling & Waste Authority and Veolia Community – Continue Reading

Community heroes going green for garden restoration

A Wirral project has received funding to transform overgrown church grounds into an eco-garden – with the help of enthusiastic schoolchildren and green fingered volunteers. St Mary’s Church in Liscard has been given £8,000 from the 2022/23 Merseyside Recycling & Waste Authority and Veolia Community Fund to transform the space which will now host fruit – Continue Reading

Latest Key Performance Indicators

MRWA has released its latest Key Performance Indicators. They can be viewed and downloaded below: KPI 1 – DOWNLOAD (PDF) KPI 2 – DOWNLOAD (PDF) KPI 3 – DOWNLOAD (PDF)

Liverpool laundrette in a spin to reduce, reuse and recycle wasted clothes

It’s so far sew good for a Liverpool laundrette looking to cut the amount of clothes and textiles going to waste across the city. The ‘Textiles RRR’ project has been conceived by Kitty’s Laundrette, the community launderette and social space in Everton, which has received £8000 from the Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority Community Fund – Continue Reading


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

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