EXTENDED opening hours are set to be introduced at two Renfrewshire Council tips next week in a bid to tackle growing queues and congestion.

Household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) in Erskine and Renfrew will be open five days a week from Monday, July 13, from 8am to 6pm.

Council bosses say there has been “significant demand” at the sites, with the Erskine centre having been open just four days a week, while the Renfrew hub has only welcomed residents on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

An average of almost 400 cars have been arriving at the Erskine centre each week, while more than 300 have tried to access the Renfrew hub.

The HWRCs in Paisley and Linwood will remain open seven days a week, while the Johnstone site will continue to welcome residents on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

Since the start of June, recycling hubs in Renfrewshire have gradually been reopening following several weeks of closure due to the Covid-19 crisis.

So far, commercial vehicles have not been able to access the tips but they will be allowed to enter the Linwood site, in Middleton Road, from July 13.

However, council chiefs have warned drivers will be turned away if they are suspected of trying to dispose of commercial waste.

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