Queues built up outside tips in Manchester as they reopened for the first time since lockdown.
Cars were lined up before 07:30 BST, half an hour before some recycling centres were due to open for the first time in six weeks.
Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick has urged councils to reopen tips “as soon as possible”.
Greater Manchester is one of the first places to do so, with restrictions and social distancing measures in place.
But the region’s mayor Andy Burnham said “this is not a return to normal”, adding: “We would ask the public to limit their journeys and only travel to a household waste and recycling centre if it is absolutely essential.”