Torbay’s household waste recycling centre in Paignton is to reopen but residents will need to pre-book slots and it is only for items that cannot be disposed of safely through other legitimate means.

The centre in Tor Park Road, which is run by contractors TOR2 on behalf of Torbay Council, is planned to reopen from today (May 20) but with a reduced service that can only be used by booking on the phone first. Residents who turn up without pre-booking a slot will be turned away.

It’s the latest service to resume since the lockdown and follows the reopening of Torbay’s bulky waste service last week. Household waste and recycling collections have continued during the shutdown as they are an essential service.

Social distancing will also need to be maintained at all times at the HWRC.

To book a time slot at the recycling centre, call 01803 208777.