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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 Centres are open most days – except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day – from 8.00am until 5.00pm during winter.
Many items are accepted at Recycling Centres such as cans, cardboard, garden waste (including real Christmas trees), glass jars and bottles, paper, large plastics, scrap metal (including metal artificial trees), textiles, toys and white goods. All the Centres accept electrical items, don’t forget to remove any batteries and recycle them separately.
As the Centres are particularly busy at this time of year, MRWA and Veolia are asking householders to, if possible, consider the following:
Councillor Tony Concepcion, Chairperson of MRWA, said, “A lot of waste is created at this time of the year so it’s a good chance to boost the region’s recycling levels. Our Recycling Centres will happily accept people’s packaging, bottles and cans – and we’d love your real Christmas trees. Whatever you do, please don’t fly-tip outside the Centres as this is illegal and you could be fined.”
Jeff Sears, Director of Veolia Merseyside & Halton, said, “Recycling Centres will be open throughout the festive period – except Christmas day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day – so bring all your extra Christmas recycling. Don’t forget to plan ahead and view the layout online before you come to speed up your visit.”
Household Waste Recycling Centres will be CLOSED on the following days ONLY over Christmas and New Year:
CHRISTMAS DAY (Saturday 25th Dec)
BOXING DAY (Sunday 26th Dec)
NEW YEAR’S DAY (Saturday 1st Jan)
Bidston – Wallasey Bridge Road, Birkenhead CH41 1EB
Clatterbridge – Mount Road, Clatterbridge CH63 6HB
West Kirby – Greenbank Road CH48 5HR
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