NORTH Yorkshire residents are being asked to think twice about whether they need to make a trip to the tip over the bank holiday.

While the county council’s 20 recycling sites have stayed open during the lockdown, a social distance queuing system is in place.

This has resulted in tailbacks at some sites recently and there are concerns that these queues could be longer over Easter.

Cllr Andrew Lee said: “Given the rules in place to ensure the sites can operate safely, this will inevitably lead to queues.

“We’re asking people to consider whether they really need to visit their HWRC this weekend.

"Could you keep the waste at home for another week or so and take it at a less busy time?

"If you can, you’ll benefit by most likely having a quicker, easier trip when you do visit and you’ll be helping the sites to carry on running safely and smoothly.”