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Household Waste Recycling Centre in Formby will open for an extra three hours every day from today

Household Waste Recycling Centres in Sefton will open for an extra three hours every day from Thursday 1st April.

The Recycling Centres will be switching to their summer opening hours until October, meaning they will be open from 8.00am until 8.00pm, seven days a week.

Sites can become extremely busy at peak times so visits should be planned carefully.

There is a car booking system in place for Formby, Rainhill and Sefton Meadows. These sites have a limited number of slots for each day, so please plan your visit in advance.

There is also a temporary allocation system in place for those who wish to visit a HWRC in a van or with a large trailer, this is while the existing Van Permit Scheme is suspended.

Bookings for both systems can be made at

Sites in Sefton include:

Formby: Altcar Road, Formby, L37 8EG

Sefton Meadows: Sefton Lane, Maghull, L31 8BX

Southport: Foul Lane, Scarisbrick New Road, PR9 7RG

South Sefton: Irlam Road, Bootle, L20 4AE

The Recycling Centres situated throughout the region 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 for details of what can be accepted at their local site.

More information on what you can do with your household waste items can be found at



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