News Archive

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

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 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


  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


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

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….

Merseyside enters final stages for 3bn pound waste contracts

Elected Members of Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority (MWDA) have moved the choice of new contractors for its £3 billion waste contracts into…

Fashion students say green is the new black

Teenage fashion students know they’re heading in the right direction after transforming a pile of old maps in to a unique piece of haute…

Compost Awareness Week 2008

As residents in Merseyside and Halton get their gardens prepared for spring, local recycling officers today announced a series of compost activities…

Community Fund Awarded For Waste Initiatives

Eight Merseyside community groups have been awarded funding for waste awareness projects….

What to do with your Christmas recycling

Millions of tonnes of waste will have been created over Christmas and New Year so local waste chiefs are asking householders to take advantage of the…

Batteries now included

Merseyside residents can now take their used household batteries to any of the region’s Household Waste Recycling Centres….

Merseyside recycling levels continue to increase

Merseyside recycling levels are improving apace with almost a quarter of all the region’s waste being recycled….

Go Green this Halloween

Recycling chiefs are urging Merseysiders to compost their pumpkins this week. …

Merseyside Councils unite over how to pay for waste

Merseyside’s five local councils have signed up to a flagship waste agreement to ensure that they only pay disposal charges on the waste they…

The Great Autumn Compost Giveaway

The newly established Merseyside Compost Network is giving away more than 100 tonnes of FREE soil improver and compost to residents across Merseyside…

Effect of strike action on 16th and 17th July 2008 on all Household Waste Recycling Centres in Merseyside

Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority (MWDA) will be not be operating any of its 14 Household Waste Recycling Centres in the Merseyside area as a result…

Free Compost

Merseyside’s waste officers have teamed up to give away 140 tonnes of free compost next weekend (15/16 March)….

Weekend wash out forces cancellation of Bidston Moss charity event

A wash out weather forecast for this weekend has forced the organisers of the ‘Bidston Moss Activity Fun Day’ near Birkenhead to cancel…

Sefton Meadows Recycling Centre in refurbishment plan

Sefton Meadows Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) will see improvement works take place on site this summer….

Cash fund available for community groups

Local recycling groups are being encouraged to bid for cash funding under a scheme launched by waste chiefs today (3rd December)….

Waste Authority Marks 20th Anniversary

The Director of Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority (MWDA) today urged households across the region to recycle more as the Authority marks its 20th…

Waste Chiefs Issue Green Guide for Lovers

Waste chiefs are helping Merseyside lovers get in the mood after producing a special guide to celebrating Valentine’s Day – the green way….

Interim contracts PIN

Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority (MWDA) would like to hear from organisations able to offer short term (up to five years) services for the…

12 Ways to a Greener Christmas

Merseyside revellers are being urged to think green this festive season as waste bosses promote ‘12 green tips’ for Christmas….

Expression Of Interest – Contract for the Provision of Analytical Services

Applications are invited from suitable and qualified companies who wish to be considered for inclusion on a select tender list of contractors for the…