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Recycling centres and Bring Banks

Bring Banks

There are numerous recycling bring bank sites throughout the Borough that St Helens Borough Council are responsible for. Most of these are at supermarkets, social clubs, pubs and community centres. You can recycle your glass bottles and textiles here.

To find your local site go to the Recycle Now website and enter your postcode.

See our new textiles page for your clothes and shoes.

Household Waste Recycling Centres

Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority operates the Household Waste Recycling Centres in the borough. 

HWRCs accept a range of household materials for recycling, from batteries, cans and cardboard, through to garden clippings, glass bottles and wood. They also accept bulky items such as furniture and white goods (e.g. fridges and freezers).

Make a van/trailer booking

An appointment system is in place at all Merseyside's Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) for people using commercial-type vehicles such as vans or trailers between 2-3 metres (external box dimensions).

Making an appointment is easy to do and is free of charge. Residents using a van of any size or a large trailer are allowed a maximum of 12 visits over the year to recycle and dispose of household waste (this includes green and garden waste).

Please note: residents using a standard car do NOT need to make a booking to use the Recycling Centres unless you intend to visit with a trailer between 2-3 metres (external box dimensions) in length.

Book online or call 07774 787340 or 07774 787370.

There are three Household Waste Recycling Centres in St Helens Borough:

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

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

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

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 


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

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).

Asbestos Disposal Service

A free disposal service via appointment only is provided to residents with cement bonded asbestos products at the following Household Waste Recycling Centres:

Bidston - Wallasey Bridge Road, Wirral CH41 1EB

Huyton - Wilson Road, Huyton L36 6AD

Southport - Foul Lane, Southport PR9 7RG

If you use a contractor to remove your waste, this waste becomes trade waste and it will not be accepted at the site. Your contractor will be responsible for disposing of this waste.

Book an appointment online or call 0203 567 4200.