A NEW household waste recycling centre aims to increase access and use for residents in Flintshire.

The new recycling centre at Rockcliffe in Oakenholt, was officially opened by councillors this week.

The site is a split level design, which takes away the need for steps and platforms to access the various recycling areas. The scheme also includes a revised signalised junction on the A548 to improve access into the site.

Cllr Carolyn Thomas, cabinet member for Streetscene and Countryside said: "The new development at Rockcliffe completes an upgrade programme to our existing household waste recycling centres to bring them up to modern standards. It's been made possible thanks to Welsh Government grant funding.

"The new development will help to improve our recycling figures further with the added benefit of ease of use and access to our users."