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South Sefton Recycling Centre temporarily closes for maintenance

Sefton residents are being made aware that the South Sefton Recycling Centre, Irlam Road, Bootle will be temporarily closed from Monday June 18 – Friday June 22.

This is to allow essential maintenance work to take place.

During the closure residents can still recycle their household waste by using any of the fourteen other recycling centres across Merseyside. 

The closest to the Irlam Road are Cheadle Avenue, Old Swan or Sefton Lane, Maghull.

South Sefton recycling centre will reopen on Saturday June 23.

Residents are also reminded not to leave any waste or dump rubbish outside any recycling centre. This is flytipping and if caught, offenders can face considerable fines. 

Carl Beer, Chief Executive of Merseyside Waste & Recycling Authority, said: “Working with our contractor Veolia the bulk of the maintenance work will introduce new traffic management measures including height restriction barriers and lane guards, which will be used to divert vehicles suspected of carrying non-household waste into areas where they can be safely and efficiently inspected.

“South Sefton has an issue with commercial operators and traders using vans to bring non-household waste onto site for disposal. The current layout means any vehicles stopped can create queues and tailbacks, which isn’t the most efficient use of the site. The new measures should put an end to this.

“We’re also taking the opportunity for some essential refurbishment work around the Centre including: repair and replacing containers, repairing lighting complete clean of the Centre, replacement of kerbstones, repair and replacement of signage and improvements to road marking and ‘safe’ routes around the site.

“The Emmaus Reuse Shop on the site will also be closed and resident will be directed to the Old Swan Reuse Shop.”