Visitors to Newcastle's recycling centres are to have days allocated according to their car number plates in an effort to cut queues.  

Since reopening on May 11 our three sites at Brunswick, Byker and Walbottle have seen high demand, with residents regularly waiting for an hour or more to dispose of their rubbish.  

Now, from Monday August 3, while maintaining all the other new rules that are in place to ensure the safety of staff and the public, entry to the 'tips' will be linked to the date and the last number of your vehicle registration.  

To make the new system as easy as possible to understand cars with an odd last number – that is 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9 – will be able to visit on odd numbered days, for example the 1st, 3rd, 11th or 27th of the month.  

Residents with cars with even numbered plates – that's those ending in 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8 – can visit on even numbered days, eg the 2nd, 4th, 16th or 30th.  

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