Leyland’s popular household tip on Flensburg Way will re-open on January 4, after undergoing a major facelift.
Over the past year, Lancashire County Council has invested £3m in the Farington Waste Recycling Centre, which is one of the county’s busiest, and has completely redeveloped the facility.
The improvements include:
- A new layout which means people can access the recycling containers without having to climb up steps.
- A new system for emptying skips which means that the site will not have to close while full containers are exchanged for empty ones. This is also hoped to reduce traffic on Flensburg Way.
- And new facilities to recycle all types of household items such as glass, cardboard, wood, and garden waste. There are also containers for non-recyclable rubbish.
County Councillor Albert Atkinson, deputy leader of Lancashire County Council, said: “The new recycling centre will be a much-improved facility which will make it quicker and easier for the people of South Ribble and the surrounding area to recycle their waste.
“Because the recycling centre layout has been changed, there will be no need to close the gates while wagons are emptying or replacing the containers.
“This will cut down on queuing traffic on Flensburg Way.”
The council opened a temporary, smaller site on Centurion Way so that people didn’t have to travel to Preston and Chorley while the original site was redeveloped.
Coun Atkinson said there will be a few days when people may now need to travel to other towns to dispose of their Christmas waste, while they wait for the new site to open.
He said: “The temporary recycling centre at Lancashire Business Park off Centurion Way will be open until 5pm on December 31.
“There will be a couple of days gap until Farington re-opens and we’d ask people to use other centres such as those on Tom Benson Way in Preston, and Coppull Road in Chorley, until Farington re-opens on January 4.”
The centre will be able to recycle most types of household rubbish when it re-opens. However, it will not be fully operational until late January.
The partially re-opened site will be unable to accept asbestos, rubble and hardcore, as well as plaster and plasterboard.
This type of waste can still be taken to the recycling centres at Chorley and Preston.