Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) has confirmed 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. This includes the Wirral recycling centres at West Kirby, Bidston and Clatterbridge. The recycling centres will operate at normal winter opening times 8.00am - 5.00pm. There are booking systems in place for all vans and also for cars with large trailers at all sites. Wirral residents are asked to book an appointment online at www.merseysidewda.gov.uk MRWA said that these arrangements will be kept under constant review depending upon developing local and national guidance, and any changes in coronavirus legislation. Access restrictions will remain in place to control visitor numbers on site at any time and to ensure appropriate social distancing for members of the public and staff. This means there may be queuing at the site so we would ask householders to be patient if there is high demand and to plan any visit appropriately. Members of the public are asked to only visit one of the Centres if absolutely essential at this time. MRWA has stated that they will keep their website regularly updated, and further information regarding opening at each of the HWRCs can be found at www.merseysidewda.gov.uk and via their social media channels @MerseysideRWA.