Longer hours for Wirral waste and recycling centres

02 April 2024
Disposing of a battery-driven kids' ride-on toy at a recycling centre

Wirral residents are now able to recycle more as Household Waste Recycling Centres open for longer over the spring and summer months.

Since yesterday - Monday 1st April - recycling centres across Merseyside and Halton are open from 8am until 8pm.

There are 16 Household Waste Recycling Centres in the region. They are operated by resource management company Veolia, on behalf of Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA). 

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. The lighter spring and summer nights mean we can stay open for longer.

Lesley Worswick, Chief Executive of MRWA

Householders can check the Recycle Right website 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 the MDWA website

From 1st April 2024 until 30th September 2024, Wirral’s Household Waste Recycling Centres will be open from 8am until 8pm.

The local centres are at:

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

Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority is responsible for the disposal of municipal waste on Merseyside. Established in 1986 following the abolition of Merseyside County Council, it is a statutory Authority that works with all the local authorities on Merseyside. MRWA takes a lead in advocating recycling, waste minimisation and safe and effective disposal of waste for Merseyside residents.