ALL of Somerset’s 16 recycling sites switch to their summer timetables from today (Friday, April 1).

When open weekdays, they will continue to start at 9am, but close an hour later, at 6pm.

Year-round Saturday and Sunday hours remain 9am-4pm at all 16 sites.

With a number of sites achieving a recycling rate of 77 per cent, Somerset’s recycle site network is open every day of the year except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day to take dozens of materials.

Nine of the county’s recycling sites have online queue cameras so you can check before you leave if you want to make sure you avoid waiting at busy times - Bridgwater (Saltlands), Chard, Highbridge, Minehead, Street, Taunton (Priorswood), Wellington (Poole), Wells (Dulcote) and Yeovil.

Winter hours – 9am-5pm when sites are open weekdays – resume on Saturday, October 1.