A LARGE waste management site in the centre of Blackburn is now in new hands.

Neales Waste Management, at the corner of Stanley Street and Gorse Street in Furthergate, has been bought up by Prescot-based CSG Recovery.

Bosses say the move is part of Merseyside operator CSG's five-year expansion programme.

The Blackburn site will be a "key location" for their specialist recycling arm, they say, dealing with hazardous and photographic waste through silver recovery and trans-frontier shipments.

Jen Cartmell, CSG's treatment director, told the Telegraph: "As part of our ambitious growth plans for national coverage and diversity of operations, we are pleased to have secured this valuable waste processing facility."