Work is continuing on the £840,000 development on an area of council-owned land between the Tobar Glen housing development and Carnmoney Cemetery, opposite the entrance to the Valley Park.
“The council is developing the former landfill site on O’Neill Road into a recycling centre where materials will be either recycled, reused or recovered, making it Northern Ireland’s first zero waste recycling centre,” a council spokesperson explained.
“The project is being jointly funded through the DOE Rethink Waste Fund which is administered by the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) who are providing £750,000, and through funding from council of £89,107.”
The council has confirmed that the new recycling centre, due to open in May, will be open to the public seven days a week, from 9am to 5pm.
The facility will only accept recyclable materials such as metal, glass, garden cuttings, plastic and textiles. It will have no general waste skips.