Scotland's largest recycling centre set to open in 2026 at £37m cost

Demolition work at the Easter Queenslie site is already under way but the project will not be completed for at least another three years.

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A new Glasgow recycling centre, which will be the biggest in the country, is due to open in 2026.

Demolition work has currently started at the Easter Queenslie depot where it is to be built.

The new materials recovery facility is to handle plastic containers, bottles, cans, paper and cardboard.

A council report said: “Easter Queenslie will be a centre of excellence for waste management and recycling, and sustainability has been a key part of the design.”

Staff based at Easter Queenslie will move in the autumn to another workplace so site clearance work can begin – in preparation for re-development.

The council is pouring £20m into the Easter Queenslie facility and the Scottish Government is funding £17m towards the project.

Councillors sitting on the environment and liveable neighbourhoods city policy committee were given an update on the redevelopment on Tuesday.

The new centre is to replace the material recovery facility at Blochairn.

A council officer said: “We will be able to recycle more and different streams of waste than we are currently able to and produce a higher quality of recycled content for other purposes.”

He added: “When we say it is going to be a centre of excellence we mean that in every sense. It will be largest facility of its kind anywhere in the country.”

Labour councillor Kevin Lalley said the revamp is “long overdue.”

Scottish Greens councillor Jon Molyneux said he is pleased the council has “secured the biggest single investment the Scottish Government is making in recycling.”

The meeting heard older depots may close.

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