North Lincolnshire Council has taken delivery of two new vehicles to help quickly unload skips at household recycling centres (HRCs).
The new Skiploaders will improve efficiency by replacing older, less reliable vehicles.
Residents are being urged to only use the recycling centres when necessary following a recent surge in demand.
Some rural sites were forced to close temporarily and the main centre on Cottage Beck Road in Scunthorpe saw queues and long delays.
It is believed people were hoping to clear out household rubbish before the current coronavirus restrictions came into force.
However, North Lincolnshire Council staff are working hard to keep recycling centres open during the restrictions, as they did throughout the previous restrictions.
In order to keep the community safe, residents should only bring waste they cannot store safely at home, and only make essential journeys.
The new Skiploader vehicles – seen here with drivers Neville Phillips and Kragan Brayshaw – will be used to collect and transport skips from all council HRC sites on a daily basis.
They will increase vehicle reliability and enable HRCs to stay open during current restrictions.
The council has a variety of options on waste disposal, helping residents protect the environment.
The popular Grow Don’t Throw scheme replaces brown garden waste bins with a composter free of charge.
You can also downsize your domestic waste bin and opt for a larger garden bin for free, or request a larger garden bin for a £39 charge.
For more information on these and other recycling tips, go to our website.