EAST Lancashire residents can now take more than a single type of waste each trip at county council tips.

From this week the rule limiting the number of classes of rubbish brought to the household waste recycling centre to just one has been relaxed.

The change was introduced last year to ensure social distancing and reduce the spread of coronavirus by preventing residents mixing with each other during their trip.

Lancashire County Council has household waste recycling centres at Altham, Barnoldswick, Burnley, Chorley, Clitheroe, Haslingden, and Longridge.

A decision has now been made to relax the rule, as coronavirus restrictions ease in line with the government's roadmap.

Other restrictions remain in in place.

Cllr Albert Atkinson, the county council's waste management boss, said: "As we begin to ease many of the restrictions that have been put in place during the pandemic to keep people safe, we must also remember that Covid still poses a significant risk.

"The removal of the one waste type rule is part of a wider plan to ease restrictions at our recycling centres and should help ease waiting times and improve the flow of visitors.

"But we must remember that the pandemic is by no means over and must try to limit our visits unless absolutely necessary.

"This is particularly important as we head into the Easter period, which is traditionally very busy."

From Monday April 12 householders will be able to dispose of construction and demolition waste, also known as inert waste, such as plaster, plasterboard or asbestos.