ALL seven tips in Oxfordshire will have extended opening hours from next week.

The extended service at household waste recycling centres will mean that from Tuesday the centres at Alkerton, Ardley, Dix Pit, Drayton, Oakley Wood, Redbridge and Stanford in the Vale will now open at 8am and close at the later time of 5pm.

This applies seven days a week.

Late-night opening on Thursdays and the acceptance of trailers and hire vans remains suspended for the time being.

The revised service comes as Oxfordshire County Council continues its recovery phase from the Covid-19 emergency.

The council issued a series of reminders to residents using the tips.

This included that they should abide by the two-metre social distancing rule and follow instructions of tip staff.

Only one person is permitted out of any vehicle, unless it is to remove a heavy load which would otherwise be unsafe to remove. Because of this the council recommends visits are best made by just one person per vehicle.

The number of vehicles and parking bays on tip sites is currently reduced so long queues and delays are likely.

The council will continue to charge for non-household waste brought to sites.