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Local Tips & Recycling Centres

Household waste recycling centres in Sefton

Household Waste Recycling Centres are provided by Merseyside Recycling & Waste Authority and accept a range of household materials for recycling, from batteries, cans and cardboard, through to garden clippings, glass bottles and wood. They also accept bulky items such as furniture and white goods (e.g. fridges and freezers).

You can check for details of what can be accepted at your local site.

How to find the sites

  • South Sefton Household Waste Recycling Centre, Irlam Road, Bootle L20 4AE
  • Sefton Meadows Household Waste Recycling Centre, Sefton Lane, Maghull L31 8BX
  • Southport Household Waste Recycling Centre, Foul Lane, Southport PR9 7RG 
  • Formby Household Waste Recycling Centre, Altcar Road, Formby L37 8DL

Use the Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority map to find your local Household Waste Recycling Centre.

What are the usual opening times?

Winter - 1st October to 31st March, 8.00am to 5.00pm

Summer - 1st April to 30th September, 8.00am to 8.00pm

The sites are closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Van Booking System 

An appointment system is in place at all Merseyside’s Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) for people using commercial-type vehicles such as vans or trailers between 2 – 3 metres (external box dimensions).

Making an appointment is easy to do and is free of charge. Residents using a van of any size or a large trailer are allowed a maximum of 12 visits over the year to recycle and dispose of household waste (this includes green and garden waste).

Please note: residents using a standard car do NOT need to make a booking to use the Recycling Centres unless you intend to visit with a trailer between 2 – 3 metres (external box dimensions) in length.

Make a booking for a van or Trailer via the Merseyside Household Waste Recycling Centre Website. Alternatively, you can call 07774 787340 or 07774 787370

Asbestos Booking 

Asbestos waste is only accepted at specific household waste recycling centres. Please contact MRWA or telephone 0203 567 4200 to arrange an appointment.

If you use a contractor to remove your waste, this waste becomes trade waste and it will not be accepted at the site. Your contractor will be responsible for disposing of this waste.

Alternatively, you may wish to use the bulky item collection service for the disposal of large household items. Please be aware any materials not put inside the banks provided but left on the ground will be treated as fly tipping and could result in a prosecution.

Recycling App

An app is now available which can be downloaded to your smartphone or tablet. The app provides details of all the Recycling Centre in Merseyside with addresses, opening times and what materials are accepted. The app also connects to Google Maps so you can get directions to your nearest centre.

Download the app via Google Play.

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Download the app via i-Tunes.

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Last Updated on Monday, January 8, 2024

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