AMESBURY'S household recycling centre has been forced to close early this evening (Friday, May 22) because the queue was "too long".

The centre was due to be open until 7.30pm.

In a Tweet, Wiltshire Council said: "Amesbury tip has now closed as the queue is too long, so please do not attempt to join the queue as you will not be able to access the site."

Wiltshire Council reopened many of its household recycling centres across the county on Monday with a new postcode entry system. 

It says the "easy to use" system is to help limit the number of people on site at any time and ensure social distancing.

Salisbury Journal:

Salisbury's tip will only be open at evenings and weekends.

Residents will be allowed to use the site on their allocated postcode days from between 5.30pm and 7.30pm on weekdays, and 9.30am and 7.30pm at the weekend. It will be closed on Thursdays.

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Amesbury's tip will be open from 3.30pm until 7.30pm, Monday to Friday, and at the weekend from 9.30am to 4.30pm.

People can visit any Wiltshire site they choose, so while people are limited by the days they can attend, they can visit any Wiltshire HRC on these days.