Devon County Council has announced – LINK

All recycling centres (with the exception of Crowndale in Tavistock and Punchbowl in Crediton) will re-open from Monday 11 May 2020 for essential use only.

Essential use applies only to waste or recycling that could not be stored safely at home without causing a risk of injury, health or harm to the resident or other members of their household and cannot be legally and responsibly disposed of in other ways.

The government’s guidance is that the public should stay at home or only make trips where absolutely necessary. Wherever possible, waste should be stored at home, other disposal routes utilised, for example, skip or hippo bag hire, or activities that generate waste be avoided.

A series of health protection and social distancing measures will be in force. These measures are likely to cause significant delays and queues and residents are advised to postpone their visit where possible.

The following measures will apply:

Vehicle numbers on site at any time will be significantly restricted.
Only cars will be permitted to use the recycling centres (no trailers/vans/pick-ups etc.) with a maximum of two adults per vehicle.
You should stay 2 metres apart from other people (including site staff) at all times.
Site staff will not be able to help with unloading/carrying waste and you must follow site staff instructions to keep everyone safe.
Remain in your vehicle whilst queuing (with windows closed) and do not queue on the public highway.
Payments on site will be accepted by credit or debit card only.
Resale/Shop facilities will remain closed.
Glass, paper, cans, plastic bottles/packaging will not be accepted – please use kerbside recycling systems provided by your district council.
Residents showing COVID-19 symptoms or who are self-isolating should not visit recycling centres as per Public Health England guidance.