RESIDENTS in the East Riding are being reminded that Household Waste Recycling Sites remain open, but to consider whether their visit is essential.

Traffic management systems have had to be implemented at some sites to deal with the queues and try to prevent the highway from being blocked.

Though the sites remain open through the pandemic for essential waste, all non-essential waste should be stored safely at home or, if accepted at the kerbside, placed into one of the bins provided to residents.

Paul Tripp, head of streetscene services at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: "Larger numbers of visitors than usual, combined with social distancing measures in place, have led to queues developing at some sites.

"We would again urge residents to consider whether the journeys they are making to the sites are essential."

Those residents whose visit is essential should adhere to the following guidelines when using the sites: only one person per vehicle, stay two metres apart from each other, wash your hands before and after being on site and should a queue be forming outside the entrance, please return at a later time or try a different site.

Larger ‘bulky waste items’ can be collected by the council by visiting here.