MOST tips across Greater Manchester are open seven days a week from this weekend – but authorities are urging residents to make essential visits only.

All 20 household waste recycling centres in the nine boroughs which form the combined waste authority, which excludes Wigan, will be open from Saturday.

From June 27, certain centres will be accepting furniture for reuse, including Raikes Lane in Bolton, Cemetery Road in Radcliffe and Lumns Lane in Clifton.

Books, CDs and DVDs can be taken to any recycling centre from Saturday.

Many tips reopened for the first time since the lockdown started in May with a rota system in place based on odd and even number plates to control traffic and limit the potential for staff and the public to be exposed to coronavirus.

The Every Street recycling centre in Bury, which stayed shut, will reopen for the first time on Saturday and Cobden Street recycling centre in Salford will now be open every day, having previously only opened on weekends.

From Monday, June 29, residents will also be able to visit in a transit van, as long as it is under two metres high, to bring household waste only.

Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham made the announcement at a remote press conference on Friday.

He said: “I can confirm that as of tomorrow, all 20 household waste recycling centres centres, in nine of the boroughs of Greater Manchester – Wigan runs a separate waste arrangement – will be offering a seven-day service.

“Although, we’re still advising people to only visit if it is essential to remove waste from the home environment.”

People are asked to stay two metres away from other visitors and staff at all times.

Two people from the same household may leave their vehicle only to carry large items – other passengers must remain in the car.

Staff will not be able to help unload items from vehicles.

Longer than usual queues are expected due to social distancing restrictions.

Any waste produced by tradespeople or builders hired to carry out improvements, repair or alterations to homes is classed as business waste and cannot be disposed of at any of these recycling centres.