Tayside and Central Scotland

New recycling centre in Perth opened by council

Image caption The Inveralmond Centre will recycle a wide range of waste and take pressure off the Friarton Centre

Perth and Kinross Council has opened a new recycling centre, increasing the number of manned recycling sites run by the local authority to nine.

The Inveralmond facility, which sits on Ruthvenfield Road, was built in response to the expansion of Perth.

Councillors felt that the new facility was needed to ease pressure on the Friarton Centre, located in the south of the city.

Work on the Inveralmond centre began in late May and was completed last month.

Perth and Kinross Council said the new centre would provide modern facilities for recycling a wide range of materials from electrical items, scrap metal and timber to bicycles, batteries, engine oil and garden waste.

Provost Liz Grant said: "Perth and Kinross has one of the highest recycling and composting rates in Scotland and local communities' support for the facilities we provide as a Council plays a significant part in this achievement.

"The new Inveralmond Recycling Centre is designed to provide a further location for residents to recycle their household waste and help us keep reducing the amount of rubbish that goes to landfill.

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