All household Waste Recycling Centres are set to be reopened on Monday May 4, it has been announced.
Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority have decided to open with restrictions and subject to traffic management plans being in place for each site.
The Authority is currently working with Council Highways Departments and the Police on their respective plans.
MRWA, along with its contractor Veolia, have said that they will be implementing clear operating guidelines with respect to the necessity of visits, social distancing on site and queuing, insisting that their priority at all times is the safety of residents and staff at all of their centres across Merseyside.
Liverpool City Region Mayor, Steve Rotheram, supports the decision taken to reopen
He said: “All leaders are supporting this decision. We recognise that the Waste Authority has to reopen the sites with safety as a priority, and we are urging residents to check the restrictions on the MRWA website and be prepared for very long waiting times.”
The restrictions include:
The number of vehicles allowed on site will be restricted, and
queuing times will be significantly higher.
• Cars only
• One person per vehicle (NB. Blue Badge holders will be able to be accompanied by one family member)
• No vans, commercial-type vehicles or large trailers.
• Social distancing of at least 2 metres will be strictly enforced.
• Site Employees will not be able to assist with unloading.
• Sites will be open 8.00 am – 8.00 pm every day.
For more information visit MRWA’s website: