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THE public can now recycle their rubbish at a new £1m household waste recycling centre.

Today the centre at Old Park Farm, within the West of Waterlooville Major Development Area, opened its gates for the first time.

It is larger and will be quicker and easier for people to use with separate levels for householders and for council contractors to use to remove full containers without causing a queue.

It replaces the former centre in Hambledon Road and has significantly more waste container bays and customer parking spaces.

Councillor Mel Kendal is deputy leader and is in charge of environment and transport at Hampshire County Council.

He said: ‘There is a lot more capacity here and better segregation between the areas used by householders and those where servicing vehicles need to operate and manoeuvre.

‘Household waste recycling centres are among the county council’s most widely used public services with more than four million people visiting them each year.’

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