Dungiven recycling centre open for business

The site picture in February 2012. (3110SJ1)
The site picture in February 2012. (3110SJ1)

A new household recycling centre in Dungiven is open for business following a seven-month construction period and costing just over half a million pounds.

The new facility, located behind Dungiven Sports Pavilion, opened at the start of the month and caters for household waste, as opposed to commercial or industrial waste.

The site pictured in April 2012. (3110SJ2)

The site pictured in April 2012. (3110SJ2)

“People can take any form of normal household waste including bulky waste that couldn’t go in a bin, or things like electricial equipment, old furniture, green waste etc.,” said Director of Environmental Services, Noel Crawford.

Compared to the recycling facilities previously available in Dungiven, the new centre is very different.

“We have a modern, state-of-the-art recycling centre as opposed to very limited facilities which previously existed,” said Mr. Crawford, noting previously facilities consisted waste containers, skips and a textile bank.

“The new centre was built to provide an improved facility for the people of Dungiven and surrounding area and to help Council meet its waste recycling targets,” explained Mr. Crawford.

“It is a split level site, located behind the Sports Pavilion, but accessed through the main entrance off Chapel Road.

“Visitors access the site at the higher level to deposit their waste and the site is serviced from a lower level.”

Mr. Crawford said there would be an official opening in the next few weeks, and in the meantime encouraged people to use the site.

Mr. Crawford added: “There is still some environmental planting to be completed along the boundary of the site and that will be done in November, which is the right time of the year for this type of work.”