HOUSEHOLDS are being reminded of the new rules in place for using the county’s tips and recycling services.

All 17 centres resumed ‘normal’ service from Monday, July 19 but some new measures remain in place that came about during lockdown.

A booking system is still being used for drivers looking to take their household waste to the tips, with each individual centre having its own system.

And visitors are being urged to respect the safety of staff and others by maintaining social distance on arrival.

Organisers have also warned sites may close at short notice if traffic congestion becomes an issue.

It comes as recycling centres saw huge growth in visitors during lockdown, with more people staying at home to do DIY projects and clearing out unwanted items from the home.

Worcestershire’s centres boast an average of around 70 percent of the items sent to them end up being recycled and reused.

However a spike in fly-tipping prompted Worcester City Council to bring back Saturday Skips, where members of the public can unload large household goods.

But some have raised concerns it reduces the amount of recycling people do.

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