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Pyle community recycling centre starting to take shape

Groundworks are progressing at the new Pyle community recycling centre at the Village Farm Industrial Estate

Work is progressing at Bridgend County Borough Council’s new community recycling centre at Village Farm Industrial Estate in Pyle.

Groundworks are underway and the concrete yard will be completed during the next few weeks as the development begins to take shape.

The centre, which is expected to open in the summer, will have more vehicle capacity and bypass lanes to allow better movement on site.

A split-level system will be in place in the yard with ramps up to the higher-sided skips and a canopy to protect from the elements.

There are also plans to open a re-use shop at an existing building on the site. It would be 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 are sold on.

Deputy Leader Hywel Williams said: “This new community recycling centre will enable thousands of households to recycle even more of their waste.

“The modern facility will have better access and feature more bays than Bridgend County Borough Council’s nearby centre in Tythegston.

“As part of the development, road safety improvement works are set to be carried out at the Heol Mostyn junction of the A48 in due course.”

Residents are reminded that community recycling centres are currently open daily from 9am to 4pm for essential use only during the alert level four restrictions.

Safety measures are in place and all rules on social distancing should be observed. There are likely to be queues due to limits on the number of people being allowed in at any one time so residents are kindly asked to be patient.

Waste must be separated before arrival and staff are currently unable to help carry items from vehicles.