Restrictions on the type of waste accepted by South Gloucestershire's recycling centres are to be lifted.

The Sort-It centres in Thornbury, Yate and Mangotsfield reopened at the weekend but initially were only accepting non-recyclable black bin waste and large items such as furniture and mattresses.

From tomorrow you will be able to recycle anything previously accepted by the recycling centres before the restrictions were brought in.

Previously there was a ban on recycling things such as bathroom fixtures or fittings, electrical appliances and garden waste.

Cabinet Member for Communities, Cllr Rachael Hunt said: “It is great news that as of 21 May, we will be accepting a normal range of waste after reopening our Sort It Recycling centres at Mangotsfield, Thornbury and Yate last weekend.

“I want to thank our residents for heeding our advice and only using the centres if it is not safe to store their waste at home for the time being. I encourage people to monitor our website for the latest information as we will be reviewing the situation regularly and will provide updates as and when required.

“To help reduce queues we are advising people to make use of the extended opening hours and to visit when the sites are quieter. Sorting your waste before you leave will also help to speed up your visit.”

Speaking on BBC Radio Bristol this morning Cllr Toby Savage, leader of South Gloucestershire Council, reminded residents that the recycling centres remained open for essential use only.

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