A NEW recycling centre will open in Gourock next week to replace the facility at Kirn Drive.

The Kirn Drive Recycling Centre will shut down at 8pm on Sunday, due to nearby demolition work.

As a result, a new recycling point has been built inside the former Craigmuschat Quarry to replace many of the recycling facilities at the Kirn Drive depot and the Broomberry Drive recycling point.

The new site opens at 8am on Wednesday July 10.

Councillor Michael McCormick, convener of the local authority environment and regeneration committee, said: “We appreciate that the work at Kirn Drive may cause some inconvenience and we are keen to provide alternative recycling facilities nearby.

"The new Craigmuschat Recycling Point is a good alternative.

"Staff are on hand to offer advice and a wider range of recycling options and general waste disposal facilities are still available at Pottery Street.”

Local residents can use the Craigmuschat Quarry site to dispose of a wide range of recycling including, paper, card, cardboard, plastics, aluminium and steel tins and cans.

It will also take glass, textiles, clothes and fabrics, garden waste, soil, rubble, paint and wood.

The site can’t accept trade waste or household rubbish due to Scottish Environment Protection Agency licensing regulations.

Commercial vehicles will not be allowed to use Craigmuschat Quarry.

General household waste should be taken to the Pottery Street Recycling Centre in Greenock.