Plans submitted for new recycling centre

Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) has submitted plans for the development of a new Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) in Liverpool.

Working in partnership with Liverpool City Council, MRWA has submitted plans for the new facility off Cheadle Avenue in Old Swan.

The HWRC would be able to recycle a wide range of household materials, including: car batteries, cardboard, engine oil, garden waste, paper, furniture, rubble, scrap metal, textiles, drinks cans, timber, glass and soil. Subject to planning approval it will become only the second facility of its kind in Liverpool, along with Otterspool HWRC.

Councilor Graham Morgan, Chairperson of MRWA, said: “There is currently only one other Recycling Centre in Liverpool – this situation has to improve. By providing this facility for the local community it will not only help increase the city’s recycling rates, but will also relieve the pressure on our Otterspool HWRC which in turn will help increase its efficiency. Liverpool desperately needs more recycling facilities if it is to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.”

Councillor Steve Munby, Liverpool City Council cabinet member for living environment and localism, said:  “This application will be subject to the planning procedure and we will be consulting with the local community. However, the city certainly needs another Centre to make it easier for residents to recycle and make a big improvement to our recycling rate. We are still sending far too much of our waste to be buried in the ground so I am pleased that progress is being made in creating another Centre in the city.”

Carl Beer, MRWA Chief Executive said: “Liverpool currently only has one Recycling Centre – this is something both ourselves and Liverpool City Council are keen to improve. The new site will provide modern – and badly needed – facilities to help people in the City recycle much more easily. This planned new Recycling Centre will be an important new local resource for people in Liverpool, and is similar to the successful new facilities that we operate in Kirkby and Huyton.”

“If successful, we’re hopeful that construction of the new HWRC will start in summer 2014, with the Centre opening later in the year.”