News Archive

This section displays previous media releases issued by Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority.


Recycle Right this Christmas and New Year

Householders in the Liverpool City Region are being asked to recycle right this Christmas and New Year – but to take care when visiting Recycling Centres and continue to follow the national COVID-19 guidance. Merseyside Recycling & Waste Authority (MRWA) and its contractor Veolia are reminding local people that the region’s 14 Household Waste Recycling – Continue Reading

Birkenhead community group turning textiles into treasure this Christmas

A Wirral-based community group is using Christmas decoration-making to help stop clothes and textiles from going to waste. Market Street-based Make It Happen Birkenhead is a community Interest Group which is using the festive season to help give their Textiles As Treasure project a boost, as well as providing local people with an opportunity to – Continue Reading

COP26 kids combating climate change with ten tonne fashion fix

Schools from across the Liverpool City Region have banded together in an effort to combat climate change and to stop clothes from being wasted. The project Fashion Fix: Fixing clothes and changing behaviours to reduce textile consumption and waste is the creation of Toxteth-based Liverpool World Centre and environmental charity Faiths4Change, who have been awarded – Continue Reading

SUNDAY 24TH OCTOBER Liverpool Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Resident Notice

Liverpool Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon on SUNDAY 24th OCTOBER 2021 – Restrictions to access at Otterspool Recycling Centre, Jericho Lane, Liverpool. There will be some restrictions to the access at Otterspool Recycling Centre during the Liverpool Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon on Sunday 24th October 2021. Jericho Lane will be closed at the junction to Aigburth – 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)

Recycling Centres to switch to winter hours from 1st October

Merseyside’s Recycling Centres are set to switch to their shorter winter opening hours. From Friday 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

Merseyside community groups come together to help reduce waste

Seventeen community groups have met in Liverpool to come up with ideas to help the City Region reduce, re-use and recycle more. The groups have all received funding from the Merseyside Recycling & Waste Authority (MRWA) and Veolia Community Fund 21/22, which has distributed £165,000 to help support local waste prevention, re-use and recycling initiatives. – Continue Reading

Pringles tubes and other paper containers with metal ends now accepted at Merseyside recycling Bring Banks

A new recycling service for paper containers with metal ends, such as Pringles tubes, hot chocolate, nuts and other products, has been launched at Merseyside’s 14 Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) this Recycle Week. Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority has introduced the service in partnership with Veolia and the Alliance for Beverage Cartons & the – Continue Reading

Recycle Week 2021: This year ‘Step It Up’ in the fight against Climate Change!

Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) is proud to ‘Step It Up’ in the biggest and best Recycle Week ever. Recycle Now and MRWA are asking residents to ‘Step It Up’ in the fight against climate change and take action to protect our environment through even better recycling habits. This year Recycle Now welcomes a – Continue Reading

Liverpool Half Marathon on SUNDAY 12th SEPTEMBER 2021

Liverpool Half Marathon on SUNDAY 12th SEPTEMBER 2021 – Restrictions to access at Otterspool Recycling Centre, Jericho Lane, Liverpool. There will be some restrictions to the access at Otterspool Recycling Centre during the Liverpool Half Marathon on Sunday 12th September 2021. Jericho Lane will be closed at the junction to Aigburth Road between 9.00am and – Continue Reading

Zero Waste Week 2021

At Merseyside Recycling & Waste Authority we are delighted to support this year’s Zero Waste Week (6th to 10th September). Founded in 2008, Zero Waste Week aims to help individuals, businesses, organisations, schools, universities and community groups reduce landfill waste, save money and preserve resources. It wants to: – empower individuals to rethink ‘rubbish’ as – Continue Reading

Access to Otterspool and Old Swan Recycling Centres

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 – Continue Reading

NEWS: Notice of the Commencement of the Period for Exercise of Public Rights – MWDA Accounts 2020/21

Notice of the Commencement of the Period for Exercise of Public Rights MERSEYSIDE WASTE DISPOSAL AUTHORITY AUDIT OF ACCOUNTS YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2021 Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2015 The Accounts and Audit (Coronavirus) Amendments Regulations 2021 Notice is hereby given under the above regulations that the unaudited – Continue Reading

NEWS: Halton Play Council get £8,000 funding for Make Use & Lend project

A Halton scheme to increase reuse and waste prevention is set to reach out to the local community after winning £8,000 funding. The Make Use and Lend project will be based at the charity Halton Play Council’s Resource Centre on Mersey Road, Runcorn and aims: • To increase the amounts of materials being re-used, repaired – Continue Reading

NEWS: Wirral youth in the zone to reduce, reuse and recycle!

A Wirral charity is using the enthusiasm and passion of young people to help stop perfectly good food from going to waste. Based at The Hive on Bright Street, Birkenhead, Wirral Youth Zone has been running the Waste Not Want Not project for almost a year after receiving funding from the Merseyside Recycling & Waste – Continue Reading

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

Seventeen community groups have been awarded a share of £165,000 to help the Liverpool City Region reduce, re-use and recycle more. The money has come from the Merseyside Recycling & Waste Authority and Veolia Community Fund 21/22 which helps to support local waste prevention, re-use and recycling initiatives. The seventeen organisations had to bid for – Continue Reading

NEWS: All change for Sefton Meadows, Formby and Rainhill Recycling Centres

Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) are pleased to announce the lifting of some restrictions at Sefton Meadows, Formby and Rainhill Household Waste Recycling Centres. From Monday 17th May 2021, residents wishing to use cars at those sites will no longer need to book an appointment. This change will be kept under review over the – Continue Reading

NEWS: Schools rise to the ten-tonne textiles reuse challenge

A project aiming to cut the amount of clothes and textiles going to waste has recently celebrated a significant funding boost. Toxteth-based education organisation Liverpool World Centre has received £18,000 from the Merseyside Recycling & Waste Authority (MRWA) and Veolia Community Fund to run waste prevention project the Ten Tonne Challenge. The scheme – being – Continue Reading

NEWS: Job Vacancy

Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority wishes to recruit an Environmental Officer to undertake environmental monitoring at its waste management facilities. The role entails working outdoors as part of a small team, collecting data and samples, along with analysis and reporting. Applications are sought from suitably qualified candidates with a relevant environmental qualification or experience in the – Continue Reading

NEWS: Alchemy helping to cut food waste in Liverpool City Region

A project to help householders cut food waste, eat more healthily and save money is celebrating a funding boost.

NEWS: Longer hours for Recycling Centres

Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) in the Liverpool City Region will open for an extra three hours every day from Thursday 1st April. The Recycling Centres, which are provided by Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) and operated by resource management company Veolia, will be switching to their summer opening hours until October, meaning most – Continue Reading

NEWS: Deadline nearing for £165,000 Community Fund

The deadline is looming for organisations who want a share of £165,000 to help make Liverpool City Region a cleaner and greener place. The funding has been made available for community and voluntary groups, schools and not-for-profit organisations, who can reduce household waste, encourage recycling and resource reuse and prevent carbon emissions. The projects will – Continue Reading

NEWS: New Temporary traffic management measures at Clatterbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre

From Friday 5th March temporary traffic management arrangements will be in place along Mount Road between the Clatterbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre entrance and the M5, J4 roundabout. Residents turning left into Mount Road should use the left hand (inside) lane only, to access the site and be aware that warning signage will be in – Continue Reading

CAMPAIGN: Wasting food feeds climate change – Food Waste Action Week 2021

Wasting food feeds climate change – Food Waste Action Week 2021 FOOD WASTE ACTION WEEK 1st – 7th March 2021 Wasting food feeds climate change. Don’t believe us? Well, if we stopped throwing away the 710,000 tonnes of potato’s we waste nationally every year in our homes, it could stop 330,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide – Continue Reading

NEWS: Our sites are busy! Is your visit essential?

All of our Recycling Centres are very busy at the moment. Queuing at sites maybe extensive All Centres currently close at 5.00pm – entry cannot be guaranteed if there are queues at that time We’re asking residents if their visit is essential ……. and if they could postpone making the journey for a few weeks. – Continue Reading

NEWS: Launch of Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority and Veolia Community Fund 2021-22

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 has been made available for community and voluntary groups, schools and not-for-profit organisations, who can reduce household waste, encourage recycling and resource re-use and prevent carbon emissions. The projects will also – Continue Reading

NEWS: Access at Clatterbridge Recycling Centre, Wirral

UPDATE (08.02.21): Please note Wirral Council and Merseyside Police have informed us that they are now able to fully reopen Mount Road. The removal of traffic restrictions allows clear access to the Clatterbridge Recycling Centre for residents. Due to an incident and subsequent police investigation, access to Clatterbridge Household Waste and Recycling Centre has been – Continue Reading

NEWS: Merseyside Recycling Centres are open

Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority can confirm that in line with government advice it plans to keep all 14 of its Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) open and operational through the current national lockdown period (starting 5th January 2021). The Centres will operate at normal winter opening times 8.00am – 5.00pm*. There are booking systems – Continue Reading

NEWS: Recycle Right this Christmas and New Year

Householders in the Liverpool City Region are being asked to recycle as much as possible this Christmas and New Year – but to bear in mind any COVID-19 restrictions. Merseyside Recycling & Waste Authority (MRWA) and its contractor Veolia are reminding local people that the region’s 14 Household Waste Recycling Centres are open most days, – Continue Reading

NEWS: Merseyside Recycling Centres to remain open during lockdown period

NEWS Date: 4th November 2020 Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority can confirm that it plans to keep all 14 of its Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) open and operational through the next national lockdown period starting on 5th November 2020. All of the Centres will operate in line with winter opening times 8.00am – 5.00pm.There – Continue Reading

NEWS: Recycling Centres switch to shorter winter hours

Merseyside’s Recycling Centres are set to switch to their shorter winter opening hours. From Thursday 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 in the region. They are operated by resource management company Veolia on – Continue Reading

NEWS: BOOK A VAN HERE

NEWS We are now allowing a limited number of vans and large trailers onto the Recycling Centres each day (with the exception of Rainhill). Visits are strictly via a pre-arranged booking only and anyone turning up without a pre-booked visit will be turned away. Residents wishing to make a booking can do so by BOOKING ONLINE – Continue Reading

NEWS: RECYCLING CENTRES – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  Most of Merseyside’s Household Recycling Centres have reopened. To help you plan your visit we’ve put together a range of the most FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS below: Are any Recycling Centres closed? Our Rainhill Centre reopened on Monday 21st September. For Rainhill, Sefton Meadows and Formby residents will need to book a slot to access – Continue Reading

NEWS: CHECK IF YOUR RECYCLING CENTRE IS OPEN

We have decided to open with restrictions and subject to traffic management plans being in place for each site. MRWA along with its contractor Veolia will be implementing clear operating guidelines with respect to the necessity of visits, social distancing on site and queuing. Our priority at all times is the safety of residents and – Continue Reading

COMMUNITY FUND: Community group in glean up and clean up mission

A community group from Bootle has received a funding boost to help stop unused food from going to waste – by foraging and gleaning local farms and fields. Taking Root, a project of Stanley Road-based Regenerus, has received almost £8000 from the Merseyside Recycling & Waste Authority Community Fund for The Big Community Glean Up – Continue Reading

COMMUNITY FUND: It’s good to talk…about food waste

A project to help householders in Liverpool save money and cut food waste is celebrating a funding boost. Groundwork Cheshire, Lancashire and Merseyside has received £8,000 from the Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) Community Fund to run the ‘Let’s Speke About Food’ scheme which will see cookery workshops delivered to raise awareness of and – Continue Reading

WASTE CAN WAIT! Get composting and reduce green waste

The government is advising as many of us as possible to stay home as much as we can in order to help key workers, relieve strain on the NHS and ultimately stop us getting sick. It’s a difficult time we’re living through, but we can all help each other as family, friends, neighbours and as – Continue Reading

Mersey community groups secure £150,000 funding to help reduce waste

Fifteen community groups have been awarded a share of £150,000 to help the Liverpool City Region reduce, re-use and recycle more. The money has come from the Merseyside Recycling & Waste Authority and Veolia Community Fund 20/21 which was set up to help support waste prevention, re-use and recycling initiatives. The fifteen organisations had to – Continue Reading

WASTE CAN WAIT! Making the most of your food

These are challenging times we’re currently living through, especially when it comes to household food management. We don’t know if we’re buying too much or not enough. Can we use leftovers? What is the best way to stock a fridge? However, thinking positively we can use this as an opportunity to reacquaint ourselves with some – Continue Reading

CAMPAIGN: Textiles – Keep them out of your bin!

A new campaign has been launched to help stop thousands of tonnes of clothes and textiles going to waste. Recycle Right – an initiative led by Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) to boost recycling – is targeting these materials as research shows that around 18,000 tonnes of textiles goes into people’s bins each year – Continue Reading

Waste Authority looks to take action on climate change

Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) has declared a climate emergency. At a Special Authority meeting on Friday 18th October 2019 Councillors agreed to declare the climate emergency. The Motion was put forward by Councillor Laura Robertson-Collins. In July, Councillor Robertson-Collins was appointed Liverpool City Council’s first ever Cabinet Member for Environment and Sustainability. As – Continue Reading

MRWA Climate Emergency

CAMPAIGN: Recycle batteries separately

“Batteries can burn and fires can kill – Recycle batteries separately” is the strong message leading our new campaign urging people to ‘BeBatterySavvy’ and recycle their batteries separately and safely. What is it about?: The campaign has come about after a series of battery-related fires across the recycling and waste industry. If electrical products with – Continue Reading

Free Recycling Bag Giveaway

Local residents will soon be able to get their green fingers on free recycling bags….

YouTube Chosen To Host Waste Story

Merseyside residents can learn the ins and outs of waste disposal by logging on to You Tube to see what happens to their rubbish….

Give it a Grow this Compost Awareness Week!

‘Give it a Grow’ is the message being put out to mark the tenth annual Compost Awareness Week, which runs from 2 – 8 May….

Your Views Needed On Our Recyling Centres

Merseyside and Halton residents visiting the region’s Recycling Centres later this month will get a chance to take part in one of the biggest…

£5K Grants on offer for green community projects

Local recycling groups are being encouraged to bid for grant funding under a scheme launched by waste officers next week (10th August 2009)….

£1.5m Recycling boost unveiled to Kirkby residents

Proposals to create a new £1.5m Household Waste Recycling Centre in Kirkby will be unveiled to local residents and businesses this week….

Gypsum disposal change at Merseyside Household Waste Recycling Centres

Seven of Merseyside’s 14 Household Waste Recycling Centres have introduced dedicated gypsum waste recycling points on site….

Summer Time Brings Longer Hours For Recycling Centres

All 14 Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) on Merseyside are switching to longer summer opening hours this week….