Recycling in St Helens

Find out what St Helens Council can collect from your home.

What does my Council collect?Recycling Centre LocationsWhat do these Recycling Centres accept?

HOUSEHOLD WASTE (BROWN BIN):

  • General household waste
  • Most items which cannot be recycled or put in your BLACK BOX, PINK AND BLUE BAGS, should be put in your BROWN bin.
  • If you need to dispose of food waste please use your BROWN bin.
  • Building materials or rubble are not accepted in the BROWN bin.

GARDEN WASTE (GREEN BIN):

  • Grass and lawn cuttings
  • Small amounts of shredded paper
  • Dead flowers
  • Prunings
  • Hedge and tree clippings
  • Twigs and branches
  • Leaves
  • Plants and weeds
  • Untreated bark and wood chippings
  • Pet bedding (e.g. straw, shredded paper etc. clean or soiled)

CARDBOARD AND GLASS (BLACK BOX):

  • Brown cardboard
  • Cardboard food packaging
  • Glass bottles
  • Glass jars

PAPER (BLUE  BAG):

  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Junk Mail
  • Catalogues
  • Directories
  • office paper
  •  envelopes
  • greetings cards
  • wrapping paper

PLASTIC BOTTLES, TINS, CANS, FOIL AND AEROSOLS (PINK BAG):

  • plastic bottles
  • drinks cans
  • food cans
  • empty aerosol cans
  • Clean aluminium foil

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Your local Household Waste Recycling Centres are:

Newton-le-Willows Household Waste Recycling Centre, Junction Lane, Newton-le-Willows, St Helens WA12 8DN

OPENING TIMES
1st April - 30th September: 8.00 am to 8.00 pm
1st October - 31st March: 8.00 am to 5.00 pm

Rainhill Household Waste Recycling Centre, Tasker Terrace, Rainhill L35 4NX

OPENING TIMES
Monday - Friday:
1st April - 30th September: 8.00 am to 8.00 pm
1st October - 31st March: 8.00 am to 5.00 pm

Weekends:
1st April - 30th September: 9.00 am to 6.00 pm (Saturday) and 9.00 am to 3.00 pm (Sunday)
1st October - 31st March – 9.00 am to 5.00 pm (Saturday) and 9.00 am to 3.00 pm (Sunday)

Ravenhead Household Waste Recycling Centre, Burtonhead Road, St Helens, WA9 5EA

OPENING TIMES
1st April - 30th September: 8.00 am to 8.00 pm
1st October - 31st March: 8.00 am to 5.00 pm


Household Waste Recycling Centres are provided by Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority

  • ALL Recycling Centres in Merseyside are available to use by all Merseyside householders
  • If using a van or large trailer at any of the Centre’s householders will require a permit  – apply for free at Tel: 0151 236 0305 or apply online HERE
  • For more information: Tel: 0151 255 1444         www.merseysidewda.gov.uk      email: enquiries@merseysidewda.gov.uk
What do these Centres accept?

    • Batteries (car)
    • Batteries (household)
    • Books, CDs & DVDs
    • Cans
    • Cardboard
    • Coffee cups (e.g. takeaway cups from coffee shops)
    • Carpet
    • Electrical items (e.g. hairdryers, DVD players)
    • Fridges & freezers
    • Fluorescent tubes
    • Light bulbs
    • Garden/Green
    • Glass (bottles & jars)
    • Plastic bottles
    • Mattresses
    • Mobile phones
    • Oil (engine)
      • Oil (cooking)
      • Oil (filters)
      • Paint (Ravenhead only)
      • Paper (inc. newspapers, magazines & telephone directories)
      • Plasterboard (gypsum)
      • Rubble
      • Scrap metal
      • Shoes
      • Soil
      • Televisions (inc. computer monitors)
      • Tetrapak cartons
      • Textiles
      • Tyres
      • White goods (e.g. washing machines, microwaves)
      • Wood (untreated timber)
      • Wood (chipboard, composite, MDF)
      • Large plastics
      • Printer cartridges
      • Non-recyclable household waste