A STATE of the art recycling centre has been unveiled in Brighouse.
More recycling facilities have been added to the centre off Atlas Mill Road, which has been closed while it is modernised.
Glass, paper and garden waste are among the items that can be recycled in the new sunken skips which give people better access. While a dedicated exit lane has also been added.
Clr Graham Reason, Calderdale cabinet member for health and social care, said: “The new site is a demonstration of the council’s commitment to recycling.
“Like every other council across the country, Calderdale needs to significantly increase the amount of household waste that it recycles, so we have to make it easier for people to do just that.
“It’s really great that people in Brighouse and surrounding areas now have a safer, more efficient household waste recycling centre.”
The centre was officially opened yesterday.
Earlier this month it was announced that Calderdale Council are now giving residents more of an opportunity to recycle.
All households will get a combination of wheelie bins for waste, a box and a bag for recycling paper, glass, cans and plastic bottles and a box for food waste.
Recyclable’s and food waste will be collected weekly.
It is hoped the scheme will improve recycling rates from 20% to over 40%.