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Otterspool Recycling Centre

Jericho Lane,
Aigburth,
L17 5AR

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Opening hours

  • 1st Apr - 30th Sept: Daily 8am to 8pm
  • 1st Oct - 31st Mar: Daily from 8am to 5pm

Items we accept

Residents can dispose of the following items free of charge:

  • Car batteries, engine oil, household batteries and electrical items.
  • Energy saving lightbulbs and fluorescent tubes.
  • Garden waste, rubble and soils.
  • Fridges, freezers and furniture.
  • Scrap metal, timber and glass.

Asbestos is not accepted at this site.

View the full list of materials accepted on the MWDA website.

Old Swan Household Waste Recycling Centre

Cheadle Avenue
L13 3AF

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Opening hours

  • 1st Apr - 30th Sept: Daily from 8am to 8pm
  • 1st Oct - 31st Mar: Daily from  8am to 5pm

Items we accept

Residents can dispose of the following items free of charge:

  • Bicycles, books/CDs/DVDs, bric-a-brac and tools, car batteries, carpets, cooking oil, household batteries, cardboard, aluminium foil, drinks and food cans, electrical items and equipment, including mobile phones.
  • All lightbulbs, engine oil, fluorescent tubes, fridges and freezers, furniture, garden waste, glass bottles, mattresses, paper, plastic bottles, large plastics, plasterboard (gypsum), printer cartridges, rubble, scrap metal, textiles/clothes/shoes, tetra paks, timber/wood, tools, tyres, soils.

Asbestos is not accepted on this site at the moment.

View the full list of materials accepted on the MWDA website.

Reuse shop

There is also a dedicated reuse shop on site which allows you to support a local charity by donating and buying preloved household goods and an easy access area is provided for people who find depositing into skips difficult.

Regional centres

Please remember you can use any recycling centre in Merseyside. The nearest centres are:

  • South Sefton HWRC - Irlam Road, Bootle
  • Huyton HWR - Wilson Road, Huyton
  • Kirkby HWRC - Depot Lane, Kirkby

 If you are looking for the addresses and opening times of these or any other centres, visit the Merseyside Recycling & Waste Authority website.

Permits for vans, flatbeds or trailers

You will need a permit if you are carrying your waste in a van, flatbed or trailer (between 2-3 metres long).  Permits are free and you can apply for a permit via the MWDA website or call 0151 236 0305.

For more information on services provided by MWDA, visit the website or email enquiries@merseysidewda.gov.uk.