THERE has been large queues this morning as some Household Waste Recycling Centres in Bradford re-open. 

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

This video shows the scene on Midland Road as people waited for the tip to open its doors, after closing at the end of March. 

But one resident, Charlie Clifford, said he had been turned away - despite having all the relevant documentation - and was told vans are not allowed.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

He said it was filled with household waste from the back garden and he was unaware vans were not allowed.

He described the situation as "chaos"

The HWRCs re-opening are:

Bowling Back Lane will be open from Mon to Fri 5pm-10pm. Saturday & Sunday, 8am-8pm.

Keighley, from Mon to Fri 5pm-10pm. Sat and Sun, 8am-8pm.

Dealburn Road, Low Moor, seven days a week from 8am-8pm.

Midland Road, Mon to Fri 8am to 5pm, Saturday 8am to 4pm, Sunday 9am to 4pm

Keighley and Bowling Back Lane cannot open during the day as bin wagon staff are using the site at the same time.

Visitors will be asked to comply with all the social distancing rules when throwing rubbish away and queuing.

A spokesperson for Bradford Council said this afternoon: “After careful consideration of the safety issues, we have decided that some Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC) will remain closed for the time being.

“These are Dowley Gap, Bingley, Sugden End, Keighley, Ford Hill, Queensbury and Golden Butts, Ilkley.

“We are expecting a high demand at our four open HWRCs on Monday (11 May) and the following days because they have been closed for a while.

“Because of the need to keep customers and staff safe we will have to impose social distancing measures which will likely lead to a build up of traffic outside the site.

“At the sites we are re-opening, Midland Road, Bowling Back Lane, Royd Ings Avenue, Keighley and Dealburn Road, Low Moor, the surrounding road network has sufficient capacity to deal with the extra traffic.

“This is not the case at our other four HWRCs where a build up of traffic is likely to lead to highway safety issues.

“We also have to take into account the number of residential properties near to the HWRC which would be affected by traffic problems.

“We are sorry that we can’t open up all our sites at this time but we are reviewing the situation continuously. As soon as it is safe to do we will re-open the other four sites.”

The Council spokesperson said that while Midland Road was "very busy" this morning, it did quieten later.