A recycling centre in Farington is to reopen after a £3million investment.

The centre, on Flensburg Way, Leyland will open on January 4.

During the past year, the county council has completely redeveloped the facility, which is one of the county’s busiest.

The improvements include a new layout, a new system for emptying skips which means the site will not have to close while empty containers replace full ones, and facilities to recycle glass, cardboard, wood, and garden waste. There are also containers for non-recyclable rubbish.

The centre will be able to recycle most types of household rubbish when it re-opens.

However, it will not be fully operational until late January.

The partially re-opened site will be unable to accept asbestos, rubble and hardcore, as well as plaster and plasterboard.

This type of waste can still be taken to the recycling centres at Chorley and Preston.

County Coun Albert Atkinson, deputy leader of Lancashire County Council, said: “The new recycling centre will be a much-improved facility which will make it quicker and easier for the people of South Ribble and the surrounding area to recycle their waste.

“The temporary recycling centre at Lancashire Business Park will be open until 5pm on December 31. There will be a couple of days gap until Farington reopens and we’d ask people to use other centres until Farington re-opens.”