RECYCLING centres in Merseyside will be open for longer over the spring and summer months.

From today (Monday, April 1) the region’s Centres will be open from 8am until 8pm.

There are 16 Household Waste Recycling Centres across Merseyside and Halton. They are operated by resource management company Veolia on behalf of Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA).

Lesley Worswick, Chief Executive of MRWA, said: “The Recycling Centres 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 food and drink cartons, clothes, hard plastics and electrical items. The lighter spring and summer nights mean we can stay open for longer.”

In Wirral the centres are based at:

Bidston – Wallasey Bridge Road, Birkenhead – CH41 1EB

Clatterbridge – Mount Road, Clatterbridge – CH63 4JZ

West Kirby – Greenbank Road – CH48 5HR

Householders can check for details of what can be accepted at their local site.