Wirral tips set for winter opening schedule

From Sunday 1 October, Wirral’s recycling centres will be open for winter hours from 8.00am until 5.00pm – changing from the summer hours of 8.00am to 8.00pm.

There are 16 Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) in the Liverpool City Region. They are operated by Veolia on behalf of Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA).

Lesley Worswick, Chief Executive of MRWA, said, “We shorten the hours over the winter to coincide with the darker nights over the forthcoming months. 

“The Recycling Centres accept a range of household materials for recycling, from batteries, cans and cardboard, through to garden clippings, glass bottles, wood, and white goods. They also accept lesser-known items such as food and drink cartons, clothes, hard plastics and electrical items.”

All 16 Recycling Centres across the region also have new ‘Disposable Vape’ bins to help provide safe disposal and recycling routes for the millions of vapes currently thrown away each week across the UK.

Householders can check www.recycleright.org.uk  for details of what can be accepted at their local site.

The centres provide a popular service for residents and can become extremely busy at peak times so visits should be planned carefully.

There is a system in place for those who wish to visit in a van or with a large trailer – bookings can be made at www.merseysidewda.gov.uk

Bidston – Wallasey Bridge Road – CH41 1EB
Clatterbridge – Mount Road, Clatterbridge – CH63 4JZ
West Kirby – Greenbank Road – CH48 5HR

Image: MRWA

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