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Longer opening hours for recycling centres

by Cathy Sheel

Knowsley’s Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) in Huyton and Kirkby will open for an extra three hours every day from 1 April.

The recycling centres at Wilson Road, Huyton and Depot Road, Kirkby, will be switching to their summer opening hours, meaning they will be open from 8.00am until 8.00pm, seven days a week until 30 September 2022.

Provided by Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) and operated by resource management company Veolia, 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 takeaway food and drink cartons, clothes, hard plastics and electrical items.

Householders can check both www.recycleright.org.uk or www.merseysidewda.gov.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.

More information on what you can do with your household waste items can be found at www.recycleright.org.uk.

Defibrillators now on site

Emergency defibrillators have now been installed at all recycling centres operated by Veolia on behalf of Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority.

A total of 19 defibrillators are now in place at recycling facilities, including the Household Waste Recycling Centres in Huyton and Kirkby.

All of the defibrillators are fully automatic – with visual and voice prompts to guide the rescuer through the entire resuscitation process, including CPR which is a key link in the chain of survival. The equipment analyses heart rhythm and automatically delivers a shock if needed.