Find a recycling centre or tip
Household waste recycling centres are provided by Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA).
They accept a range of household materials, from batteries, cans and cardboard, to garden clippings, glass bottles and wood. You can also dispose of bulky items such as furniture and white goods (fridges, freezers etc).
Liverpool sites and opening hours
All sites are open daily as follows:
- Winter: 1st October to 31st March - 8am to 5pm
- Summer: 1st April to 30th September - 8am to 8pm
The sites are closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
Otterspool Recycling CentreJericho Lane,
Old Swan Household Waste Recycling CentreCheadle Avenue
MRWA have other sites across the region.
Vans and trailers
An appointment system is in place at all sites if you are using commercial-type vehicles such as vans or trailers between 2 to 3 metres (external box dimensions).
Residents using a van of any size or a large trailer are allowed a maximum of 12 visits per year to recycle and dispose of household waste, including green and garden waste.
You do not need to book an appointment if using a standard car unless you are towing a trailer between 2 to 3 metres.
Residents can dispose of cement bonded asbestos products at the following sites by appointment only:
- Bidston - Wallasey Bridge Road, Wirral, CJH41 1EB
- Huyton - Wilson Road, Huyton, L36 6AD
- Southport - Foul Lane, Southport, PR9 7RG
If you use a contractor to remove your asbestos waste this becomes trade waste, which we will not accept at our sites. Your contractor will be responsible for disposing of this waste.