Find a Local Recycling Centre

FIND A LOCAL RECYCLING CENTRE

All our Recycling Centres are open every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. Click on your local centre to find out more.

Cars DO NOT need a booking for any of our sites. Please make a booking for a van or large trailer using the link below.

*Please note our current Permit Scheme is suspended.

MAKE A VAN BOOKING

VANS: An appointment system is in place at all Merseyside’s Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) for people using vehicles such as vans or large trailers.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT FOR A VAN OR LARGE TRAILER

HAVE A QUESTION?

CLICK ON OUR FAQS FOR MORE INFORMATION

FAQS – VAN BOOKINGS

Please read the following descriptions for vehicles that require an appointment:

  • A van
  • A trailer between 2 and 3 metres long
  • An appointment is not needed for car with trailers less than 2 metres in length – not including the tow bar. (excludes Sefton Meadows, Formby and Rainhill Centres)
  • Vehicles above 3.5t gross vehicle weight, and vehicles with trailers which are longer than 3 metres are not allowed to access a HWRC.
  • You will still need to book an appointment if you are hiring a can – please bring the van hire agreement when you arrive at the Recycling Centre.
  • Trade and Commercial Waste:  is the responsibility of the trader and commercial operator producing the waste, this includes trade premises and small business. Merseyside’s Household Waste Recycling Centres are for householders to deposit their own waste. Trade and Commercial waste will not be accepted. The Environment Agency which can offer advice on the disposal of trade waste.
  • Environment Agency  T: 08708 506 506  W: www.environment-agency.gov.uk

Privacy Notice: As part of the Booking system we will need to capture some of your personal information in order to provide you with a service. The Authority, in line with its statutory duties publishes a detailed Privacy Notice that covers all of the sets of personal data that it retains and processes for the purpose of delivering its services, operations and public facilities. A copy of the most current Privacy Notice can be found here: MWDA CORPORATE PRIVACY NOTICE 2018

 

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Johnsons Lane Household Waste Recycling Centre, Johnson’s Lane, Widnes, WA8 0SJ

*Johnsons Lane HWRC map and directions
OPENING TIMES
1st April – 30th September: 8.00 am to 8.00 pm
1st October – 31st March: 8.00 am to 5.00 pm

Picow Farm Household Waste Recycling Centre, Picow Farm Road, Runcorn, WA7 4UD

*Picow Farm HWRC map and directions
OPENING TIMES
1st April – 30th September: 8.00 am to 8.00 pm
1st October – 31st March: 8.00 am to 5.00 pm

Halton Household Waste Recycling Centres are provided by Halton Council

  • If using a van or large trailer at any of the Centre’s householders will require a booking  – for more information click HERE or call Tel: 0303 333 4300
  • Asbestos (By appointment please contact Halton Council HERE)
  • Batteries (car)
  • Batteries (household)
  • Books, CDs & DVDs
  • Reusable bicycles
  • Bric-a-brac
  • Cans
  • Cardboard
  • Carpets and underlay (PLEASE NOTE: Carpets and underlay can still be disposed of at Household Waste Recycling Centres, please follow guidance from site staff. We are working closely with the regulators and carpet re-processors to improve how we recycle the carpets we collect at our Centres.)
  • Coffee cups (e.g. takeaway cups from coffee shops)
  • Electrical items (e.g. hairdryers, DVD players)
  • Fridges & freezers
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Light bulbs
  • Garden/Green
  • Glass (bottles & jars)
  • Plastic bottles
  • Mattresses
  • Mobile phones
  • Oil (engine)
  • Oil (cooking)
  • Oil (filters)
  • Paint (Up to 10 paint tins can be disposed of anytime at Johnsons Lane only.)
  • Paper (inc. newspapers, magazines & telephone directories)
  • Plasterboard (gypsum)
  • Rubble
  • Scrap metal
  • Shoes;
  • Soil
  • Televisions (inc. computer monitors)
  • Tetrapak cartons
  • Textiles
  • Tyres
  • White goods (e.g. washing machines, microwaves)
  • Wood (untreated timber)
  • Wood (chipboard, composite, MDF)
  • Large plastics
  • Printer cartridges
  • Non-recyclable household waste

RECYCLING (BLUE BIN):

CANS AND TINS: Ensure cans and tins are empty and free of food and liquids. Metal lids can be placed inside the tin or can. Do not crush or flatten cans and tins

  • Drinks cans
  • Food tins (fruit, soup, beans etc.)

CARD: Ensure cardboard is free from sticky and parcel tape, labels, staples and remove all plastic packaging and polystyrene. Please flatten boxes.

  • Cardboard boxes
  • Cardboard packaging
  • Cereal boxes
  • Corrugated card
  • Egg boxes (card)
  • Greeting cards
  • Pizza boxes (clean – no grease or food)
  • Toilet roll tubes
  • Washing powder boxes
  • Cardboard food packaging (remove the plastic windows)

PAPER

  • Catalogues (no hard covers)
  • Envelopes (you don’t need to remove the plastic window)
  • Newspapers
  • Junk mail (removed from any plastic bags)
  • Magazines (removed from any plastic bags)
  • Writing paper
  • Telephone directories and Yellow Pages
  • Wrapping paper (no foil or glitter)
  • Soap and toothpaste boxes

GLASS JARS AND BOTTLES: Ensure that jars and bottles are rinsed and free from food and liquids. Glass should not be smashed or broken.

  • Food jars and metal lids
  • Cosmetic bottles (glass)
  • Glass drinks bottles and (metal tops can be put back on)
  • Medicine bottles (glass)
  • Metal jar lids and bottle tops

PLASTIC BOTTLES: Ensure that plastic bottles are rinsed and free from liquids. Do not crush or flatten plastic bottles. Plastic bottle lids and tops can be left on .

  • Fabric conditioner bottles
  • Plastic bottle tops
  • Shampoo and shower gel bottles
  • Plastic drinks bottles (including milk bottles)
  • Bleach and cleaner bottles (remove spray or pump tops)
  • Cosmetics bottles (plastic)
  • Medicine bottles (plastic)

GENERAL WASTE (BLACK/GREY BIN):

  • General household waste
  • Most items which cannot be recycled or put in your BLUE bin, should be put in your BLACK / GREY bin.
  • If you need to dispose of food waste please use your BLACK / GREY bin.
  • Building materials or rubble are not accepted in the BLACK / GREY bin.

GARDEN WASTE (GREEN BIN):

  • Grass and lawn cuttings
  • Small amounts of shredded paper
  • Dead flowers
  • Prunings
  • Hedge and tree clippings
  • Twigs and branches
  • Leaves
  • Plants and weeds
  • Untreated bark and wood chippings
  • Pet bedding (e.g. straw, shredded paper etc. clean or soiled)

Get a Compost Bin!

Your Council has a special offer on Compost Bins to make them more affordable. Click Here

 

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Please note our current Permit Scheme is suspended. Please make a booking for a van or large trailer using the link below.

Huyton Household Waste Recycling Centre, Wilson Road, Huyton L36 6AD

*Huyton HWRC map and directions

OPENING TIMES
1st April – 30th September: 8.00 am to 8.00 pm
1st October – 31st March: 8.00 am to 5.00 pm

Kirkby Household Waste Recycling Centre, Depot Road, Kirkby L33 7UZ

*Kirkby HWRC map and directions

OPENING TIMES
1st April – 30th September: 8.00 am to 8.00 pm
1st October – 31st March: 8.00 am to 5.00 pm

Household Waste Recycling Centres are provided by Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority

  • ALL Recycling Centres in Merseyside are available to use by all Merseyside householders
  • VANS: An appointment system is in place at all Merseyside’s Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) for people using vehicles such as vans or large trailers.
  • Book an appointment for VAN OR LARGE TRAILER here: http://sitebookings.merseysidewda.gov.uk/frmStartNew
  • For more information: Tel: 0151 255 1444 / Email: enquiries@merseysidewda.gov.uk
  • Asbestos (Huyton only – Make a booking HERE) 
  • Batteries (car)
  • Batteries (household)
  • Books, CDs & DVDs
  • Reusable bicycles
  • Bric-a-brac
  • Cans
  • Cardboard
  • Carpets and underlay (PLEASE NOTE:*Carpets and underlay can still be disposed of at Household Waste Recycling Centres, please follow guidance from site staff. We are working closely with the regulators and carpet re-processors to improve how we recycle the carpets we collect at our Centres.)
  • Coffee cups (e.g. takeaway cups from coffee shops)
  • Electrical items (e.g. hairdryers, DVD players)
  • Fridges & freezers
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Light bulbs
  • Garden/Green
  • Glass (bottles & jars)
  • Plastic bottles
  • Mattresses
  • Mobile phones
  • Oil (engine)
  • Oil (cooking)
  • Oil (filters)
  • Paint (Huyton only)
  • Paper (inc. newspapers, magazines & telephone directories)
  • Plasterboard (gypsum)
  • Rubble
  • Scrap metal
  • Shoes
  • Soil
  • Televisions (inc. computer monitors)
  • Tetrapak cartons
  • Textiles
  • Tyres
  • White Goods (e.g. washing machines, microwaves)
  • Wood (untreated timber)
  • Wood (chipboard, composite, MDF)
  • Large plastics
  • Printer cartridges
  • Non-recyclable household waste

RECYCLING (GREY BIN):

CANS AND TINS: Ensure cans and tins are empty and free of food and liquids. Metal lids can be placed inside the tin or can. Do not crush or flatten cans and tins

  • Drinks cans
  • Food tins (fruit, soup, beans etc.)

CARD: Ensure cardboard is free from sticky and parcel tape, labels, staples and remove all plastic packaging and polystyrene. Please flatten boxes.

  • Cardboard boxes
  • Cardboard packaging
  • Cereal boxes
  • Corrugated card
  • Egg boxes (card)
  • Greeting cards
  • Pizza boxes (clean – no grease or food)
  • Toilet roll tubes
  • Washing powder boxes
  • Cardboard food packaging (remove the plastic windows)

PAPER

  • Catalogues (no hard covers)
  • Envelopes (you don’t need to remove the plastic window)
  • Newspapers
  • Junk mail (removed from any plastic bags)
  • Magazines (removed from any plastic bags)
  • Writing paper
  • Telephone directories and Yellow Pages
  • Wrapping paper (no foil or glitter)
  • Soap and toothpaste boxes

GLASS JARS AND BOTTLES: Ensure that jars and bottles are rinsed and free from food and liquids. Glass should not be smashed or broken.

  • Food jars and metal lids
  • Drinks bottles and (metal tops can be put back on)
  • Medicine bottles (glass)
  • Metal jar lids and bottle tops

PLASTIC BOTTLES: Ensure that plastic bottles are rinsed and free from liquids. Do not crush or flatten plastic bottles. Plastic bottle lids and tops can be left on 

  • Fabric conditioner bottles
  • Plastic bottle tops
  • Shampoo and shower gel bottles
  • Plastic drinks bottles (including milk bottles)
  • Bleach and cleaner bottles (remove spray or pump tops)
  • Cosmetics bottles (plastic)
  • Medicine bottles (plastic)

HOUSEHOLD WASTE (MAROON BIN):

  • General household waste
  • Most items which cannot be recycled or put in your GREY bin, should be put in your MAROON bin.
  • If you need to dispose of food waste please use your MAROON bin.
  • Building materials or rubble are not accepted in the MAROON bin.

GARDEN WASTE (BLUE BIN):

  • Grass and lawn cuttings
  • Small amounts of shredded paper
  • Dead flowers
  • Prunings
  • Hedge and tree clippings
  • Twigs and branches
  • Leaves
  • Plants and weeds
  • Untreated bark and wood chippings
  • Pet bedding (e.g. straw, shredded paper etc. clean or soiled)

Get a Compost Bin!

Your Council has a special offer on Compost Bins to make them more affordable. Click Here

 

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Please note our current Permit Scheme is suspended. Please make a booking for a van or large trailer using the link below.

Old Swan Household Waste Recycling Centre, Cheadle Avenue, Liverpool L13 3AF

*Old Swan HWRC map and directions

OPENING TIMES
1st April – 30th September: 8.00 am to 8.00 pm
1st October – 31st March: 8.00 am to 5.00 pm

Otterspool Household Waste Recycling Centre, Jericho Lane, Aigburth, Liverpool L17 5AR

*Otterspool HWRC map and directions

OPENING TIMES
1st April – 30th September: 8.00 am to 8.00 pm
1st October – 31st March: 8.00 am to 5.00 pm

UPDATE: July/August 2021 – Access to Otterspool and Old Swan Recycling Centres

Traffic to both Otterspool Recycling Centre and Old Swan Recycling Centre is currently being impacted by diversions.

Otterspool Recycling Centre – vehicles turning right from Aigburth Road into Jericho Lane, and vehicles going straight on from Ashfield Road into Jericho Lane will be diverted via Garston Way between 9.30am to 3.30pm, Monday 9th – Friday 13th August 2021.

Old Swan Recycling Centre – approached from Old Swan, Cheadle Avenue is accessed via Green Lane which is affected by the current Prescot Road closure. A diversion will sign you to West Derby Road where you can access Green Lane.

Household Waste Recycling Centres are provided by Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority

  • ALL Recycling Centres in Merseyside are available to use by all Merseyside householders
  • VANS: An appointment system is in place at all Merseyside’s Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) for people using vehicles such as vans or large trailers.
  • Book an appointment for a VAN OR LARGE TRAILER here: http://sitebookings.merseysidewda.gov.uk/frmStartNew
  • For more information: Tel: 0151 255 1444 / Email: enquiries@merseysidewda.gov.uk
  • Batteries (car)
  • Batteries (household)
  • Books, CDs & DVDs
  • Bric-a-brac (Old Swan)
  • Cans
  • Cardboard
  • Coffee cups (e.g. takeaway cups from coffee shops)
  • Carpets and underlay (PLEASE NOTE:*Carpets and underlay can still be disposed of at Household Waste Recycling Centres, please follow guidance from site staff. We are working closely with the regulators and carpet re-processors to improve how we recycle the carpets we collect at our Centres.)
  • Electrical items (e.g. hairdryers, DVD players)
  • Fridges & freezers
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Light bulbs
  • Garden/Green
  • Glass (bottles & jars)
  • Plastic bottles
  • Mattresses
  • Mobile phones
  • Oil (engine)
  • Oil (cooking)
  • Oil (Filters)
  • Paint (Old Swan only)
  • Paper (inc. newspapers, magazines & telephone directories)
  • Plasterboard (gypsum)
  • Rubble
  • Scrap metal
  • Shoes
  • Soil
  • Televisions (inc. computer monitors)
  • Tetrapak cartons
  • Textiles
  • Tyres
  • White goods (e.g. washing machines, microwaves)
  • Wood (untreated timber)
  • Wood (chipboard, composite, MDF)
  • Large plastics
  • Printer cartridges
  • Non-recyclable household waste

RECYCLING (BLUE BIN):

CANS AND TINS: Ensure cans and tins are empty and free of food and liquids. Metal lids can be placed inside the tin or can. Do not crush or flatten cans and tins

  • Drinks cans
  • Food tins (fruit, soup, beans etc.)

CARD: Ensure cardboard is free from sticky and parcel tape, labels, staples and remove all plastic packaging and polystyrene. Please flatten boxes.

  • Cardboard boxes
  • Cardboard packaging
  • Cereal boxes
  • Corrugated card
  • Egg boxes (card)
  • Greeting cards
  • Pizza boxes (clean – no grease or food)
  • Toilet roll tubes
  • Washing powder boxes
  • Cardboard food packaging (remove the plastic windows)

PAPER

  • Catalogues (no hard covers)
  • Envelopes (you don’t need to remove the plastic window)
  • Newspapers
  • Junk mail (removed from any plastic bags)
  • Magazines (removed from any plastic bags)
  • Writing paper
  • Telephone directories and Yellow Pages
  • Wrapping paper (no foil or glitter)
  • Soap and toothpaste boxes

GLASS JARS AND BOTTLES: Ensure that jars and bottles are rinsed and free from food and liquids. Glass should not be smashed or broken.

  • Food jars and metal lids
  • Cosmetic bottles (glass)
  • Glass drinks bottles and (metal tops can be put back on)
  • Medicine bottles (glass) metal jar lids and bottle tops

PLASTIC BOTTLES: Ensure that plastic bottles are rinsed and free from liquids. Do not crush or flatten plastic bottles. Plastic bottle lids and tops can be left on .

  • Fabric conditioner bottles
  • Plastic bottle tops
  • Shampoo and shower gel bottles
  • Plastic drinks bottles (including milk bottles)
  • Bleach and cleaner bottles (remove spray or pump tops)
  • Cosmetics bottles (plastic)
  • Medicine bottles (plastic)

GARDEN WASTE (GREEN BIN):

  • Grass and lawn cuttings
  • Small amounts of shredded paper
  • Dead flowers and plants
  • Prunings
  • Hedge and tree clippings
  • Twigs and branches
  • Leaves
  • Plants and weeds
  • Untreated bark and wood chippings
  • Pet bedding (e.g. straw, shredded paper etc. clean or soiled)

HOUSEHOLD WASTE (PURPLE BIN):

  • General household waste
  • Most items which cannot be recycled or put in your BLUE bin, should be put in your PURPLE bin.
  • If you need to dispose of food waste please use your PURPLE bin.
  • Building materials or rubble are not accepted in the PURPLE bin.

Get a Compost Bin!

Your Council has a special offer on Compost Bins to make them more affordable. Click Here

 

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Please note our current Permit Scheme is suspended. Please make a booking for a van or large trailer using the link below.

Formby Household Waste Recycling Centre, Altcar Road, Formby L37 8DL

*Formby HWRC map and directions

OPENING TIMES
1st April – 30th September: 8.00 am to 8.00 pm
1st October – 31st March: 8.00 am to 5.00 pm

Sefton Meadows Household Waste Recycling Centre, Sefton Lane, Maghull L31 8BX

*Sefton Meadows HWRC map and directions

OPENING TIMES
1st April – 30th September: 8.00 am to 8.00 pm
1st October – 31st March: 8.00 am to 5.00 pm

South Sefton Household Waste Recycling Centre, Irlam Road, Bootle L20 4AE

*South Sefton HWRC map and directions

OPENING TIMES
1st April – 30th September: 8.00 am to 8.00 pm
1st October – 31st March: 8.00 am to 5.00 pm

Southport Household Waste Recycling Centre, Foul Lane, Southport PR9 7RG

*Southport HWRC map and directions
OPENING TIMES
1st April – 30th September: 8.00 am to 8.00 pm
1st October – 31st March: 8.00 am to 5.00 pm

Household Waste Recycling Centres are provided by Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority

  • ALL Recycling Centres in Merseyside are available to use by all Merseyside householders
  • VANS: An appointment system is in place at all Merseyside’s Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) for people using vehicles such as vans or large trailers.
  • Book an appointment for a VAN OR LARGE TRAILER here: http://sitebookings.merseysidewda.gov.uk/frmStartNew
  • For more information: Tel: 0151 255 1444 / Email: enquiries@merseysidewda.gov.uk
  • Asbestos (Southport only –Make a booking HERE)
  • Batteries (car)
  • Batteries (household)
  • Books, CDs & DVDs
  • Reusable bicycles (not Southport)
  • Cans
  • Cardboard
  • Carpets and underlay
  • (PLEASE NOTE:*Carpets and underlay can still be disposed of at Household Waste Recycling Centres, please follow guidance from site staff. We are working closely with the regulators and carpet re-processors to improve how we recycle the carpets we collect at our Centres.)
  • Coffee shops (e.g. takeaway cups from coffee shops)
  • Electrical items (e.g. hairdryers, DVD players)
  • Fridges & freezers
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Light bulbs
  • Garden/Green
  • Glass (bottles & jars)
  • Plastic bottles
  • Mattresses
  • Mobile phones
  • Oil (engine)
  • Oil (cooking)
  • Oil (filters)
  • Paint
  • Paper (inc. newspapers, magazines & telephone directories)
  • Plasterboard (gypsum)
  • Rubble
  • Scrap metal
  • Shoes
  • Soil
  • Televisions (inc. computer monitors)
  • Tetrapak cartons
  • Textiles
  • Tyres
  • White goods (e.g. washing machines, microwaves)
  • Wood (untreated timber)
  • Wood (chipboard, composite, MDF)
  • Large plastics
  • Printer cartridges
  • Non-recyclable household waste

RECYCLING (BROWN BIN):

CANS AND TINS: Ensure cans and tins are empty and free of food and liquids. Metal lids can be placed inside the tin or can. Do not crush or flatten cans and tins

  • Drinks cans
  • Food tins (fruit, soup, beans etc.)

CARD: Ensure cardboard is free from sticky and parcel tape, labels, staples and remove all plastic packaging and polystyrene. Please flatten boxes.

  • Cardboard boxes
  • Cardboard packaging
  • Cereal boxes
  • Corrugated card
  • Egg boxes (card)
  • Greeting cards
  • Pizza boxes (clean – no grease or food)
  • Washing powder boxes
  • Cardboard food packaging (remove the plastic windows)

PAPER

  • catalogues (no hard covers)
  • envelopes (you don’t need to remove the plastic window)
  • newspapers
  • junk mail (removed from any plastic bags)
  • magazines (removed from any plastic bags)
  • writing paper
  • telephone directories and Yellow Pages
  • wrapping paper (no foil or glitter)
  • soap and toothpaste boxes

GLASS JARS AND BOTTLES: Ensure that jars and bottles are rinsed and free from food and liquids. Glass should not be smashed or broken.

  • food jars and metal lids
  • cosmetic bottles (glass)
  • glass drinks bottles and (metal tops can be put back on)
  • medicine bottles (glass)
  • metal jar lids and bottle tops

PLASTIC BOTTLES: Ensure that plastic bottles are rinsed and free from liquids. Do not crush or flatten plastic bottles. Plastic bottle lids and tops can be left on .

  • Fabric conditioner bottles
  • Plastic bottle tops
  • Shampoo and shower gel bottles
  • Plastic drinks bottles (including milk bottles)
  • Bleach and cleaner bottles (remove spray or pump tops)
  • Cosmetics bottles (plastic)
  • Medicine bottles (plastic)

GARDEN WASTE (GREEN BIN):

  • Grass and lawn cuttings
  • Small amounts of shredded paper
  • Dead flowers
  • Prunings
  • Hedge and tree clippings
  • Twigs and branches
  • Leaves
  • Plants and weeds
  • Untreated bark and wood chippings
  • Pet bedding (e.g. straw, shredded paper etc. clean or soiled)

HOUSHEHOLD WASTE (GREY BIN):

  • General household waste
  • Most items which cannot be recycled or put in your BROWN bin, should be put in your GREY bin.
  • If you need to dispose of food waste please use your GREY bin.
  • Building materials or rubble are not accepted in the GREY bin.

Get a Compost Bin!

Your Council has a special offer on Compost Bins to make them more affordable. Click Here

 

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Please note our current Permit Scheme is suspended. Please make a booking for a van or large trailer using the link below.

Newton-le-Willows Household Waste Recycling Centre, Junction Lane, Newton-le-Willows, St Helens WA12 8DN

*Newton HWRC map and directions

OPENING TIMES
1st April – 30th September: 8.00 am to 8.00 pm
1st October – 31st March: 8.00 am to 5.00 pm

Ravenhead Household Waste Recycling Centre, Burtonhead Road, St Helens WA9 5EA

*Ravenhead HWRC map and directions

OPENING TIMES
1st April – 30th September: 8.00 am to 8.00 pm
1st October – 31st March: 8.00 am to 5.00 pm

Rainhill Household Waste Recycling Centre, Tasker Terrace, Rainhill L35 4NX

*Rainhill HWRC map and directions

OPENING TIMES

Monday – Friday:
1st April – 30th September: 8.00 am to 8.00 pm
1st October – 31st March: 8.00 am to 5.00 pm

Weekends:
1st April – 30th September: 9.00 am to 6.00 pm (Saturday) and 9.00 am to 3.00 pm (Sunday)
1st October – 31st March – 9.00 am to 5.00 pm (Saturday) and 9.00 am to 3.00 pm (Sunday)

Household Waste Recycling Centres are provided by Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority

  • ALL Recycling Centres in Merseyside are available to use by all Merseyside householders
  • VANS: An appointment system is in place at all Merseyside’s Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) for people using vehicles such as vans or large trailers.
  • Book an appointment for a VAN OR LARGE TRAILER here: http://sitebookings.merseysidewda.gov.uk/frmStartNew
  • For more information: Tel: 0151 255 1444 / Email: enquiries@merseysidewda.gov.uk
  • Batteries (car)
  • Batteries (household)
  • Books, CDs & DVDs
  • Bric-a-brac (Ravenhead and Newton le Willows)
  • Cans
  • Cardboard
  • Coffee cups (e.g. takeaway cups from coffee shops)
  • Carpets and underlay (PLEASE NOTE:*Carpets and underlay can still be disposed of at Household Waste Recycling Centres, please follow guidance from site staff. We are working closely with the regulators and carpet re-processors to improve how we recycle the carpets we collect at our Centres.)
  • Electrical items (e.g. hairdryers, DVD players)
  • Fridges & freezers
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Light bulbs
  • Garden/Green
  • Glass (bottles & jars)
  • Plastic bottles
  • Mattresses
  • Mobile phones
  • Oil (engine)
  • Oil (cooking)
  • Oil (filters)
  • Paint (Ravenhead only)
  • Paper (inc. newspapers, magazines & telephone directories)
  • Plasterboard (gypsum)
  • Rubble
  • Scrap metal
  • Shoes
  • Soil
  • Televisions (inc. computer monitors)
  • Tetrapak cartons
  • Textiles
  • Tyres
  • White goods (e.g. washing machines, microwaves)
  • Wood (untreated timber)
  • Wood (chipboard, composite, MDF)
  • Large plastics
  • Printer cartridges
  • Non-recyclable household waste

HOUSEHOLD WASTE (BROWN BIN):

  • General household waste
  • Most items which cannot be recycled or put in your BLACK BOX, PINK AND BLUE BAGS, should be put in your BROWN bin.
  • If you need to dispose of food waste please use your BROWN bin.
  • Building materials or rubble are not accepted in the BROWN bin.

GARDEN WASTE (GREEN BIN):

  • Grass and lawn cuttings
  • Small amounts of shredded paper
  • Dead flowers
  • Prunings
  • Hedge and tree clippings
  • Twigs and branches
  • Leaves
  • Plants and weeds
  • Untreated bark and wood chippings
  • Pet bedding (e.g. straw, shredded paper etc. clean or soiled)

CARDBOARD AND GLASS (BLACK BOX):

  • Brown cardboard
  • Cardboard food packaging
  • Glass bottles
  • Glass jars

PAPER (BLUE  BAG):

  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Junk Mail
  • Catalogues
  • Directories
  • Office paper
  • Envelopes
  • Greetings cards
  • Wrapping paper

PLASTIC BOTTLES, TINS, CANS, FOIL AND AEROSOLS (PINK BAG):

  • Plastic bottles
  • Drinks cans
  • Food tins
  • Empty aerosol cans
  • Clean aluminium foil

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Please note our current Permit Scheme is suspended. Please make a booking for a van or large trailer using the link below.

Bidston Household Waste Recycling Centre, Wallasey Bridge Road, Wirral CH41 1EB

*Bidston HWRC map and directions

OPENING TIMES
1st April – 30th September: 8.00 am to 8.00 pm
1st October – 31st March: 8.00 am to 5.00 pm

Clatterbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre, Mount Road, Bebington, Wirral CH63 4JZ

*Clatterbridge HWRC map and directions

OPENING TIMES
1st April – 30th September: 8.00 am to 8.00 pm
1st October – 31st March: 8.00 am to 5.00 pm

West Kirby Household Waste Recycling Centre, Greenbank Road, Wirral CH48 5HR

*West Kirby HWRC map and directions

OPENING TIMES
1st April – 30th September: 8.00 am to 8.00 pm
1st October – 31st March: 8.00 am to 5.00 pm

Household Waste Recycling Centres are provided by Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority

  • ALL Recycling Centres in Merseyside are available to use by all Merseyside householders
  • VANS: An appointment system is in place at all Merseyside’s Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) for people using vehicles such as vans or large trailers.
  • Book an appointment for a VAN OR LARGE TRAILER here: http://sitebookings.merseysidewda.gov.uk/frmStartNew
  • For more information: Tel: 0151 255 1444 / Email: enquiries@merseysidewda.gov.uk
  • Asbestos (Bidston only – Make a booking HERE)
  • Batteries (car)
  • Batteries (household)
  • Books, CDs & DVDs
  • Reusable bicycles
  • Bric-a-brac
  • Cans
  • Cardboard
  • Carpets and underlay (PLEASE NOTE:*Carpets and underlay can still be disposed of at Household Waste Recycling Centres, please follow guidance from site staff. We are working closely with the regulators and carpet re-processors to improve how we recycle the carpets we collect at our Centres.)
  • Coffee cups (e.g. takeaway cups from coffee shops)
  • Electrical items (e.g. hairdryers, DVD players)
  • Fridges & freezers
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Light bulbs
  • Garden/Green
  • Glass (bottles & jars)
  • Plastic bottles
  • Mattresses
  • Mobile phones
  • Oil (engine)
  • Oil (cooking)
  • Oil (filters)
  • Paint (Bidston only)
  • Paper (inc. newspapers, magazines & telephone directories)
  • Plasterboard (gypsum)
  • Rubble
  • Scrap metal
  • Shoes
  • Soil
  • Televisions (inc. computer monitors)
  • Tetrapak cartons
  • Textiles
  • Tyres
  • White goods (e.g. washing machines, microwaves)
  • Wood (untreated timber)
  • Wood (chipboard, composite, MDF)
  • Large plastics
  • Printer cartridges
  • Non-recyclable household waste

HOUSEHOLD WASTE (GREEN BIN):

  • General household waste
  • Most items which cannot be recycled or put in your GREY bin, should be put in your GREEN bin.
  • If you need to dispose of food waste please use your GREEN bin.
  • Building materials or rubble are not accepted in the GREEN bin.

RECYCLING (GREY BIN):

CANS AND TINS: Ensure cans and tins are empty and free of food and liquids. Metal lids can be placed inside the tin or can. Do not crush or flatten cans and tins.

  • drinks cans
  • food tins (fruit, soup, beans etc.)

CARD: Ensure cardboard is free from sticky and parcel tape, labels, staples and remove all plastic packaging and polystyrene. Please flatten boxes.

  • cardboard boxes
  • cardboard packaging
  • cereal boxes
  • corrugated card
  • egg boxes (card)
  • greeting cards
  • pizza boxes (clean – no grease or food)
  • toilet roll tubes
  • washing powder boxes
  • cardboard food packaging (remove the plastic windows)

PAPER

  • catalogues (no hard covers)
  • envelopes (you don’t need to remove the plastic window)
  • newspapers
  • junk mail (removed from any plastic bags)
  • magazines (removed from any plastic bags)
  • writing paper
  • telephone directories and Yellow Pages
  • wrapping paper (no foil or glitter)
  • soap and toothpaste boxes

GLASS JARS AND BOTTLES: Ensure that jars and bottles are rinsed and free from food and liquids. Glass should not be smashed or broken.

  • food jars and metal lids
  • cosmetic bottles (glass)
  • glass drinks bottles and (metal tops can be put back on)
  • medicine bottles (glass)
  • metal jar lids and bottle tops

PLASTIC BOTTLES: Ensure that plastic bottles are rinsed and free from liquids. Do not crush or flatten plastic bottles. Plastic bottle lids and tops can be left on.

  • fabric conditioner bottles
  • plastic bottle tops
  • shampoo and shower gel bottles
  • plastic drinks bottles (including milk bottles)
  • bleach and cleaner bottles (remove spray or pump tops and lids)
  • cosmetics bottles (plastic)
  • medicine bottles (plastic)

GARDEN WASTE (BROWN BIN):

  • Grass and lawn cuttings
  • Small amounts of shredded paper
  • Dead flowers
  • Prunings
  • Hedge and tree clippings
  • Twigs and branches
  • Leaves
  • Plants and weeds
  • Untreated bark and wood chippings
  • Pet bedding (e.g. straw, shredded paper etc. clean or soiled)

Get a Compost Bin!

Your Council has a special offer on Compost Bins to make them more affordable. Click Here