Recycling in Wirral

Find out what Wirral Council can collect from your home.

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


  • General household waste
  • Most items which cannot be recycled or put in your GREY bin, should be put in your GREEN bin.
  • If you need to dispose of food waste please use your GREEN bin.
  • Building materials or rubble are not accepted in the GREEN bin.


CANS AND TINS: Ensure cans and tins are empty and free of food and liquids. Metal lids can be placed inside the tin or can. Do not crush or flatten cans and tins.

  • drinks cans
  • food tins (fruit, soup, beans etc.)

CARD: Ensure cardboard is free from sticky and parcel tape, labels, staples and remove all plastic packaging and polystyrene. Please flatten boxes.

  • cardboard boxes
  • cardboard packaging
  • cereal boxes
  • corrugated card
  • egg boxes (card)
  • greeting cards
  • pizza boxes (clean – no grease or food)
  • toilet roll tubes
  • washing powder boxes
  • cardboard food packaging (remove the plastic windows)


  • catalogues (no hard covers)
  • envelopes (you don’t need to remove the plastic window)
  • newspapers
  • junk mail (removed from any plastic bags)
  • magazines (removed from any plastic bags)
  • writing paper
  • telephone directories and Yellow Pages
  • wrapping paper (no foil or glitter)
  • soap and toothpaste boxes

GLASS JARS AND BOTTLES: Ensure that jars and bottles are rinsed and free from food and liquids. Glass should not be smashed or broken.

  • food jars and metal lids
  • cosmetic bottles (glass)
  • glass drinks bottles and (metal tops can be put back on)
  • medicine bottles (glass)
  • metal jar lids and bottle tops

PLASTIC BOTTLES: Ensure that plastic bottles are rinsed and free from liquids. Do not crush or flatten plastic bottles. Plastic bottle lids and tops can be left on.

  • fabric conditioner bottles
  • plastic bottle tops
  • shampoo and shower gel bottles
  • plastic drinks bottles (including milk bottles)
  • bleach and cleaner bottles (remove spray or pump tops and lids)
  • cosmetics bottles (plastic)
  • medicine bottles (plastic)


  • 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)


Your local Household Waste Recycling Centres are:

Bidston Household Waste Recycling Centre, Wallasey Bridge Road, Wirral CH41 1EB

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

Clatterbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre, Mount Road, Bebington, Wirral CH63 6JE

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

West Kirby Household Waste Recycling Centre, Greenbank Road, Wirral CH48 5HR

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 booking  – for more information click HERE
  • For more information: Tel: 0151 255 1444      email:
  • Asbestos (Bidston only – please click here to book your visit.)
  • Batteries (car)
  • Batteries (household)
  • Books, CDs & DVDs
  • Reusable bicycles
  • Bric-a-brac
  • Cans
  • Cardboard
  • Carpet
  • Coffee cups (e.g. takeaway cups from coffee shops)
  • 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 (Bidston only)
  • Paper (inc. newspapers, magazines & telephone directories)
  • Paper containers with metal ends
  • Plasterboard (gypsum)
  • Rubble
  • Scrap metal
  • Shoes
  • Soil
  • Televisions (inc. computer monitors)
  • Tetrapak cartons
  • Textiles
  • Tyres
  • Upholstered Domestic Seating (if you’re bringing seating with upholstery to a Recycling Centre then site staff will direct you to the Upholstered Domestic Seating Container – click here to learn more)
  • White goods (e.g. washing machines, microwaves)
  • Wood (untreated timber)
  • Wood (chipboard, composite, MDF)
  • Large plastics
  • Printer cartridges
  • Non-recyclable household waste