Recycling centre to open in April

Dumfries and Galloway Council’s state-of-the-art recycling centre at Barnkirk on the outskirts of Newton Stewart will be officially opening in April.

Building work on the centre began last month and is scheduled to be completed by March 24 with the centre opening week beginning April 7.

The centre is being built at a cost of £500,000 and will be open from 11.45am to 6pm from Thursday to Monday (closed Tuesday and Wednesday).

The public will be able to recycle soil and rubble, gas bottles, asbestos, cardboard, plastic bottles, glass, waste engine oil, fluorescent tubes and low energy bulbs, textiles and shoes, paper, cans, car and household batteries, televisions and monitors, small and large domestic appliances, small and large non recyclable waste, wood, green waste, scrap metal, fridges and freezers, recyclable items and nonconforming waste.