A £750,000 recycling centre has opened in Cornwall as part of a £15 million programme to modernise household waste recycling centres across the region. SITA has opened the Bude household waste recycling centre at Tiscott Wood, after closing it for six months, to update the centre and make it modern. It was quite an old recycling centre and with this revamp it has been spruced up and been given a spilt level system, said a SITA spokeswoman. The spilt-level system provides ease of public access to the recycling containers. SITA claim that the recycling facility is safer than the previous one. Instead of climbing up steps, residents can just throw over their materials into the lower level containers. Extra space for containers also allows for more materials to be recycled and for the site to take new materials such as wood and cardboard. SITA Cornwalls general manager Louis de Poncheville said: This redevelopment will further increase recycling rates in the community and we hope it will become a valued facility for the local area. The improved centre is expected to improve recycling by 13% and the site will manage an average throughput of 4000 tonnes of material per year.