LARGE queues have formed after a tip was reopened for the first time since the UK lockdown was announced two months ago.

People are being urged to only visit the site in Old Shoreham Road, Hove, if their waste cannot be stored at home.

The site, along with the Brighton tip in Wilson Avenue, reopened at 10am today.

The Argus:

A Brighton and Hove City Council spokesman said: "We realise residents will be anxious to use the sites, but people must also know they could be waiting hours before they get to the front of the queue and onto the site."

Strict traffic controls are currently in place around both tips in an attempt to ease congestion.

The council spokesman said: "Cars will not be allowed to park or queue in Old Shoreham Road or Wilson Avenue.

"Strict traffic measures will be in force with people driving to the site only being allowed to queue on the smaller access roads leading to the tips, and not the major approach roads.

The Argus:

"If the tip roads are full, drivers will be asked to move and told to return when the queues are shorter.

"Only cars will be allowed on site, with no trailers or vans being given access."

"The council is appealing to people to only visit the sites if waste cannot be stored at home without it causing a risk of injury, health or harm to the household members.

The Argus:

"Our Bulky Waste service is also restarting today, which will help people wanting to get rid of large items like mattresses, tables, chairs, fridges and other white goods.

"The tough restrictions are part of the plans to ensure the safety of staff, everyone using the Household Waste Recycling Sites (HWRS) and all other pedestrians and passing traffic."

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