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MONDAY 4 MAY UPDATE: recycling centres across Hull and East Riding are reporting lengthy queues this morning. Please be patient and hang on to your household waste a little bit longer before visiting the tip later in the week and only do so if it absolutely necessary.

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service is reminding the public to visit their local tip with excessive garden waste and bulky household items to reduce bonfires and instances of fly-tipping.Call outs to bonfires and general waste fires in both urban and rural areas are putting an unnecessary strain on the Service during the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bin collections have been maintained throughout the lockdown period by local authorities and their committed staff, but the reduction or total closure of household waste collection centres (HWRCs) in some local authority areas has meant that householders have had to store bulky items at home.

no fly tipping signThe build up of household waste has led to some illegal fly-tipping from homeowners themselves or unscrupulous and unregulated collectors which then becomes a target for nuisance fires in alleyways or in rural lay-bys.

From Monday 4 May, all sites across the Humber region will be open once more to take excessive garden waste and unwanted household items.

There will still be strict distancing measures in place and a restriction on the number of vehicles allowed on site, so the public should restict their trips to the tip to those which are absolutely necessary.

Please be aware of the local guidelines in your authority area listed below and don't rush to get there first thing next week. They are likely to be busy, so please be patient and visit later in the day or week :

East Riding

All ten sites will reopen from Monday 4 May and will stay open from 10am to 5pm seven days a week. Full details on East Riding Council website.


HWRCs in Hull will re-open on Monday 4 May from 10am - 5pm, seven days a week. Seven day opening will be reviewed after two weeks and may revert to normal opening after that. Sites are normally closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays.See restrictions on Hull CC website.

North Lincs

Recycling centres have been open throughout the lockdown period. Certain restrictions are still in place. Please check North Lincs Council website for details.

North East Lincs

The community recycling centres at Grimsby and Immingham remain open, but have strict limitations in place. Both sites are open 7 days a week from 8am to 6pm. See full details at NELC website.