LANCASHIRE County Council reopen its recycling centres in Haslingden and Longridge on Thursday.

They will operate in the same way as the 12 sites which resumed activities earlier this month with a booking system and restrictions in place to manage demand and ensure social distancing.

However the council is advising that the number of appointments available will be limited at these smaller sites and people may find it easier to book a visit to one of the larger centres. People will be given a 30-minute window in which to visit.

Lancashire County Council’s recycling centres in Altham, Barnoldswick, Burnley, Chorley, and Clitheroe have already reopened along with Blackburn with Darwen Borough’s two tips.

The Carnforth centre will also be back in action on Thursday however the Garstang Community Recycling and Reuse Centre will remain closed .

Ribble Valley North-East County Councillor Albert Atkinson, cabinet member for waste management, said: "I'm very pleased that the challenging task of reopening our recycling centres has gone very well and that we're now in a position to reopen these further sites.

"I'd like to remind people that they will operate along the same lines, and that everyone must book before visiting and follow the restrictions on how they visit and the type of waste they can bring.

"These sites are among the quietest in terms of visitor numbers, and present specific challenges in terms of operating safely while maintaining social distancing due to issues to do with their size, location, and the way they operate."