Recycling Centres are set to switch to their shorter winter opening hours.

From Sunday, October 1, the Centres will be open from 8am until 5pm – changing from the summer hours of 8am to 8pm.

Lesley Worswick, Chief Executive of MRWA, said: “We shorten the hours over the winter to coincide with the darker nights over the forthcoming months.

“The Recycling Centres accept a range of household materials for recycling, from batteries, cans and cardboard, through to garden clippings, glass bottles, wood, and white goods.

“They also accept lesser-known items such as food and drink cartons, clothes, hard plastics and electrical items.”

The Recycling Centres also have new ‘Disposable Vape’ bins to help provide safe disposal and recycling routes for the millions of vapes currently thrown away each week across the UK.

The recycling centres at Newton-le-Willows on Junction Lane and at Ravenhead on Burtonhead Road will operate from 8am to 5pm Monday to Sunday and Rainhill’s recycling centre on Tasker Terrace will have the following opening hours: Monday to Friday: 8am to 5pm Saturdays: 9am-5pm Sundays: 9am–3pm