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St Helens bin collections to be unaffected by regional waste sector strikes

Industrial action that will close household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) across Merseyside after Christmas will not affect recycling and waste collections in St Helens Borough.

Ravenhead Tip HWRC Aerial

Veolia, who operate the HWRCs across the Liverpool City Region, are undertaking industrial action from Wednesday 28 December to Saturday 7 January and Sunday 15 to Saturday 21 January. 

All regional HWRCs will be closed during this time, including the three sites in St Helens and those in neighbouring Halton and Knowsley.

Regional waste transfer stations and material recovery facilities will remain open, but may be affected by proposed strike action. Fortunately, because St Helens Borough Council operates kerbside sorting, local recycling collections will not be affected. Residual waste or brown bin collections will also be unaffected.

Residents are asked to temporarily store excess recycling that they might normally take to the HWRCs, as recycling collections are not able to take additional side waste.

There will be changes to collections over Christmas and New Year due to the Bank Holidays. Check your collection dates, as well as changes to opening hours for all council services over the festive period at

For more information about closures at the MRWA's household waste recycling centres, visit

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Last modified on 03 January 2023