Tayside and Central Scotland

Green light for £17m Falkirk recycling centre

A £17m recycling centre processing about 200,000 tonnes of waste a year is to be built near Grangemouth, Falkirk.

Avondale Environmental, who will operate the centre, plan to build it on an existing landfill site by Junction 4 of the M9 motorway.

The Manchester-based company said it would deal with household and commercial waste.

It has been designed to "vastly reduce" the amount of rubbish going to landfill, the company said.

Avondale director Derek Cooper said: "We've nurtured our plans over a number of years, including taking the scheme through planning, so we're obviously delighted to have reached this significant milestone."

The company already has a range of public and private sector waste contracts in central and northern Scotland.