Householders can now take a trailer to Torbay’s Household Waste and Recycling Centre (HWRC) but only for garden waste.

It’s the latest improvement to the service since SWISCo took over responsibility for waste and recycling services earlier this month, and following the easing of some restrictions that were put in place during the Covid-19 lockdown.

The recycling centre remains a booking-only service, and in addition to the public being able to take trailers of garden waste to a pre-booked appointment Mondays to Fridays, key workers will be able to book a Saturday morning slot.

Cllr Mike Morey, Cabinet member for infrastructure, environment and culture on Torbay Council, said: “We are gradually lifting restrictions in a safe and managed way.”

Key workers include all emergency services, health and care workers local authority staff, utility workers, education staff, food provision or delivery drivers.