Council Tax explained - Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA)

Published: 13 March 2024

We are the public body responsible for dealing with household waste and recycling once it’s been collected from your home.

We work hard to encourage Merseyside’s householders to use less in the first place and, through our 16 Household Waste Recycling Centres and District Council kerbside collections, to recycle as much as they can.

Using the latest technology, we aim to make sure as much waste as possible is sustainably managed. Our Energy from Waste facility in Wilton diverts the majority of Merseyside’s non-recycled waste from landfill, whilst our two Materials Recovery Facilities sort and separate recycled materials where they then go on to be processed into new items.

Last year, 34.7% of Merseyside’s household waste was reused, recycled and composted. Recycling, alongside our waste prevention work and involvement with community projects, can help us all contribute to cutting waste levels and fighting climate change.

Read more about the work of the Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority

Wirral Council's financial contribution to Merseyside Waste Authority

  2023 to 2024 2024 to 2025
Total Net Expenditure £82,373,000 £84,409,000
Contribution to Reserves 0.0 0
Total Requirement £82,373,000 £84,409,000
Use of Reserves -£3,480,000 -£2,558,000
Levy £78,893,000 £81,851,000
Levy per Head (Merseyside) £55.43 £57.51

The Levy for Wirral Council for 2024 to 2025 will be £18,092,420.

For more information contact:

Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority
7th Floor
No.1 Mann Island
Liverpool L3 1BP