Recycling centres across County Durham will be open for longer from today as part of a move to summer opening hours.
Durham County Council-run household waste recycling centres will be open from 9am to 6pm, although times at some sites may vary.
The council has created a new online interactive map which members of the public can use to get an indication of whether or not their local site is busy. A green light indicates there is no queue at a particular centre, whereas a red one means visitors are more likely to face a queue.
The map is updated once every hour at www.durham.gov.uk/hwrc
As the country eases out of the Government’s lockdown restrictions, members of the public are advised to only visit the recycling centres if necessary and that some sites may be busy.
Residents are also being reminded that they can book a bulky waste collection for larger items if they need to by going to www.durham.gov.uk/bulkywaste
For full details on recycling centres in County Durham go to www.durham.gov.uk/hwrc