Work has begun on building a new community recycling centre in the west of Bridgend county borough.

Groundworks have started at the council-owned site on Village Farm Industrial Estate in Pyle with the recycling centre expected to open this summer.

There are also plans to establish a re-use shop, similar to the one at Maesteg community recycling centre run by Wastesavers in partnership with Bridgend County Borough Council and Kier, where household items that are in good condition can be sold on.

As part of the development, works to improve the junction with the A48 are due to be carried out in the spring.

The Deputy Leader, Cllr Hywel Williams said: “The new community recycling centre will be easier for residents to access and have more vehicle capacity and bypass lanes to allow better movement on site.

“There will be a split-level system in the yard with a ramp up to the higher-sided skips. I am very pleased that a re-use shop will be introduced to that part of the county borough, allowing items to be saved from the skip and sold on.

“Residents are reminded that our community recycling centres are open daily from 9am to 4pm for essential use only during the alert level four restrictions. Safety measures are in place and you should observe all rules on social distancing. There are likely to be queues due to limits on the number of people being allowed in at any one time so we kindly ask residents to be patient.

“You must separate your waste before you arrive and staff are currently unable to help carry items from vehicles.”

For more information, visit the council’s community recycling centres webpage.

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