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Old Swan HWRC officially open to the public

13 Jan 2016

The new Old Swan Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) in Liverpool is now open to the public.

In attendance at the official opening were The Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Cllr Tony Concepcion, The Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson and Cllr Graham Morgan, Chairperson of Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA).

The £1.4million project undertaken by Cheetham Hill Construction for client MRWA commenced in August 2015.

The scope of works included; site renovation, clearance and levelling, installation of a SW and FW drainage system with storm water attenuation tanks, construction of bitmac and reinforced concrete hardstandings and a reinforced concrete retaining wall to separate the upper and lower levels, installation of permanent site welfare facilities, new meet and greet and cycle shelters and ablution block, construction of a new 30m x 10m WEEE (Waste Electronic, Electrical Enclosure) building with the inclusion of a re-use shop section, together with the installation of a 64m x 10m canopy overhanging the skip bays and traffic management control systems.

This new HWRC will handle up to 15,000 tonnes of recyclable material each year and will accept all sorts of household items from paper, cardboard and bottles, to larger items such as white goods, televisions and furniture, plus lots more beside.

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