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Otterspool Recycling Centre

Jericho Lane,
L17 5AR

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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.

Opening hours

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

Old Swan Household Waste Recycling Centre

Cheadle Avenue
L13 3AF

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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.

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.

Opening hours

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

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.


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