Newtown's tip will reopen today – one of the first in Powys to do so amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Newtown and Brecon's sites begin the move to allow people back in to dispense of their unwanted rubbish – but it is for essential use only.

Llandrindod Wells and Welshpool reopen on Wednesday, and Lower Cwmtwrch on Thursday.

Here are the timings of when different sites will be open:

  • Llandod will be open from 9-5 Wednesday to Friday, and 10-4 Saturday and Sunday.
  • Newtown will open 9-5 Monday to Wednesday, and 10-4 Saturday and Sunday.
  • Welshpool will open 9-5 Wednesday to Friday, and 10-4 Saturday and Sunday.

The following changes are being applied to keep staff and users safe:

  • If you, or anyone in your household has coronavirus symptoms, you should follow government and NHS guidelines, self-Isolate and stay at home.
  • You may be asked to provide proof of your address before entering the site.
  • Only cars will be allowed into the tips.
  • A limited number of cars will be allowed onsite at any time – this will cause delays, so be prepared to queue in your car.
  • Strict social distancing rules will be in place at all times.
  • Where possible, there should only be one person per vehicle. Only one person is allowed to leave the vehicle to unload – this means that you can only take things that can be carried by one person. Staff on site cannot help unload or carry items.
  • There will be a strict 10-minute time limit per car when on site – please segregate waste before arriving to help keep your visit short.

Correction: A previous version of this story carried a picture of Newtown's former tip on Wern Ddu Lane.