A RECYCLING centre has celebrated a decade of helping reduce the amount of waste entering the environment.

Graham Jones, Hyndburn's MP, was joined by deputy mayor Cllr Jean Harrison and staff at the Sustain recycling centre in Huncoat to celebrate its 10th birthday.

The purpose-built 15,000ft2 recycling unit has recycled more than 270,000 items and diverted more than 7.5million kg of waste from landfill since it was established.

Oli Clarke, Senator’s strategic business projects manager, said: "We were delighted that so many people were able to join us for Sustain’s 10th birthday celebration.

"Sustain is not only helping to protect the environment, it has become a sustainable business in its own right, providing work opportunities while providing a vital service to both customers and the wider community.

"Over the past decade, Sustain has become a zero to landfill entity we are still working on new ways to reduce our impact on the environment – both in terms of our manufacturing processes, our raw materials and in our supply chain.

"As a business, we have invested heavily in green technology and state-of-the-art production planning software to increase the yield of our raw materials."