Recycling Centre works to begin

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Construction work to improve Hawick’s Community Recycling Centre will begin on Tuesday, January 5.

The six-figure investment by Scottish Borders Council (SBC) aims to improve traffic management of the Mansfield Road facility, as well as increase the site’s capacity.

The works will see a one-way traffic flow formed through the site and will keep the public away from the workings of the site.

This is intended to reduce the need for the community recycling centre to be closed while skips are being emptied.

Design work by the Council’s architects team took place prior to Christmas, and the improvements, are due to be completed by the end of March

Councillor David Paterson, SBC’s Executive Member for Environmental Services, said this week: “These works will greatly improve the facility for people in Hawick and I look forward to the new-look recycling centre being up and running in 2016.”