STICK to the rules or we'll have to close the recycling centres again, Fife Council have warned.

All 11 of their sites remain open despite a new national lockdown but locals must book a time slot to dispose of their bulky waste.

Updated guidance issued by the council confirmed that the recycling centres will continue to accept waste in the wake of the new restrictions, which came into effect at midnight on Monday.

A statement on the website said: “Thanks to (the public) and the changes we made to recycling centres, there were few issues with traffic management and safety when reopening our sites.

“There are still, however, strict guidelines to how recycling centres are run to keep local people and staff safe. These can be found in the Covid-19 access policy and site rules.

“Sites will close if these rules are not adhered to.”

Residents must book a slot on the Fife Council website,, in order to access any of the recycling centres, and must arrive by car.

Only Dunfermline and Ladybank are allowing larger vehicles such as vans and trailers to dispose of waste.

Restrictions are in place to reduce the risk of catching or spreading asymptomatic Covid-19, including a requirement for only one person to exit a vehicle to dispose of waste unless it is bulky.

Staff are not permitted to assist with removing waste from vehicles and anyone displaying symptoms of Covid-19 or who is already self-isolating is not permitted to enter.

The sites open are Dunfermline, Dalgety Bay, Cowdenbeath, Lochgelly, Glenrothes, Kirkcaldy, St Andrews, Pittenweem, Methil, Ladybank and Cupar.