There were long queues of traffic at a Dundee industrial estate on Monday morning as locals queued up to get rid of waste following weeks of lockdown restrictions.
Vehicles tailed back as the Baldovie Recycling Centre reopened early in the day, with some people reportedly waiting for more than an hour to get rid of their rubbish.
The site, along with Dundee City Council’s Riverside facility, reopened on a “restricted basis” on Monday morning after lockdown measures were eased slightly last Friday.
The queues at Baldovie are said to have formed from 6.30am, and at their worst stretched back down Forties Road on to Drumgeith Road.
Staff were on scene to direct traffic approaching the site.
The council said the recycling centres can now be visited by members of the public “where absolutely necessary”. There are strict rules on what can be dumped at the facilities.
Measures are in place to prevent the possible spread of Covid-19.
A statement on Dundee City Council’s website reads: “It is anticipated that the sites will be extremely busy during the first few days after re-opening and there is likely to be long waiting times at each centre.
“Residents are asked to be patient, only visit if necessary to dispose of essential waste that cannot be stored safely at home, and to avoid queues, consider visiting at another time in the coming weeks when the sites are quieter.
The Dundee sites are open from 9am until 4pm from Monday to Sunday.
There were also tailbacks at Angus recycling centres including the one in Forfar.
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