Increasing regional innovation capacities for
resources efficiency and integrated waste management through cooperation, research and technological development
Area: 724 km2
Population: 1.5 million
Density: 2072 inhabitants/km2
GDP: 18467 per capita in €
Amount of MSW (2011): 518 kg/capita
Academia: University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) – Centre for Waste Management
Business: C-Tech Innovation Ltd.
Public authority: Merseyside Recycling & Waste Authority
Liverpool City Region (LCR) comprises the City of Liverpool and the surrounding local authority districts of Halton, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral. The Liverpool City Region has experienced strong growth over the past ten years, and substantial investment by the private sector has transformed the confidence and outlook of the region, with ambitious plans to create 100,000 jobs on the agenda.
System of source separation at household level
Merseyside Recyling and Waste Authority (MRWA), the five Merseyside local authorities together and Halton Borough Council form the Merseyside and Halton Waste Partnership (MHWP) and have the responsibility for managing the Local Authority Collected Municipal Waste (LACMW) across the Liverpool City Region. All local authorities in the Partnership operate household refuse and recycling collections, and offer bulky household waste and garden waste collection services. In addition MRWA operates (via contract) fourteen Household Waste Recycling Centres for householders wishing to dispose of their own waste. There are two Materials Recovery Facilities (MRFs) and four Waste Transfer Stations (WTS) where waste is bulked up for onward transport.
There is a strong regional emphasis not just on managing waste better, but on demonstrating the benefits of waste prevention and increasingly on moving the agenda on from simple tonnage based assessments to include factors like carbon accounting and other environmental measures.
The region has received best practice recognition in several categories over the last few years:
Key needs and aspirations in innovative waste management
Our vision is to be a place where nothing is wasted. To deliver our strategy for Recycling and Waste Management out to 2041 we need: