THE odd/even number plate restriction has been lifted at Somerset's recycling centres.

Somerset Waste Partnership has scrapped the temporary measure of allowing vehicles with odd and even registrations to use the facility on alternate days.

But all other restrictions, including a reduction in the number of unloading bays, remain in place to ensure social distancing and the safety of customers and staff.

Ten sites are open today (Thursday) from 9am to 6pm - Bridgwater, Chard, Frome, Highbridge, Minehead, Somerton, Taunton, Wellington, Wells and Yeovil.

Castle Cary, Cheddar, Crewkerne, Dulverton, Street and Williton are closed today.


• Permits system still applies; no vans over 3.5 tonnes, no double-axle trailers, or vans, pick-ups, motorhomes or minibuses towing trailers, at any time.

• All cars, and vans under 3.5 tonnes with permits, can access open sites at any time on any day.

• If holding permits - see - single-axle short trailers and 3.5 tonne vans, including pick-ups, motorhomes or minibuses, can use open sites 4pm-6pm weekdays and at no other times.

• Reduced parking bays and no access to usual recycling skips to ensure strict social distancing.

• No people with COVID-19 symptoms, or those asked to shield.

• Site staff cannot offer manual assistance with heavy items.

• Gloves to be worn outside vehicles.

• Maximum two people per household.

• No pedestrian or bicycle access.

• Access 'one in, one out'.