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Tip and household waste recycling centre

Changes to service

From Monday 5 October some of the restrictions at the tip will be eased and new opening hours will be in operation:

  • Plasterboard and asbestos will be accepted (Permit required)
  • The tip will close at 4.00pm on Thursdays
  • The Tip Shop will reopen with a limit of three people in at the time for a maximum 15 minutes

Address

Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC)
Bristol Avenue
Bispham
FY2 0JG

Opening hours

Daily opening times
 Day Operating hours
Monday  10.00am to 4.00pm
Tuesday  10.00am to 4.00pm
Wednesday  10.00am to 4.00pm
Thursday  10.00am to 7.30pm (4.00pm from 8 October)
Friday  10.00am to 4.00pm
Saturday - cars only  10.00am to 4.00pm
Sunday - cars only  10.00am to 4.00pm

Queueing and getting rid of your waste safely

Traffic management will remain in place:

  • Whilst queuing, either inside or outside of the tip, please stay in your car at all times with your windows closed
  • On arrival, please stay in your vehicle until you are directed to reverse into a bay by a member of staff
  • You must be able to lift and dispose of the rubbish yourself with anyone accompanying you
  • Staff will not be able to help you with your waste
  • If you must bring children with you, they should stay in the car at all times
  • The recycling shop and compost sales will be closed until further notice
  • Vans and trailers must attend the tip no later than 30 minutes before the site closes, or they will be turned away

Restrictions

  • No sign written vehicles will be allowed on site
  • Only cars may attend at the weekend – no vans or trailers are permitted during this time
  • The tip is open to Blackpool residents only. If you pay your Council Tax to Fylde then you will have to use their HWRC site on Saltcotes Road, Lytham - FY8 4LS. If you pay your Council Tax to Wyre then you will have to use their HWRC site on Jameson Road, Fleetwood – FY7 8TW. Please bring proof of address with you when you visit the site to make sure you're not turned away
  • Commercial waste is not allowed. Businesses have a duty of care and must have a registered waste carrier disposing of their waste at a registered waste disposal facility
  • Some vehicles will need to purchase a permit and others will not be allowed on site so it is recommended you check the permit scheme list before visiting the tip
  • Some materials are not allowed to be brought onto the site and you may need a permit to dispose of others so before you visit the tip it is recommended you check the waste restrictions list.
Waste restrictions at Blackpool tip
 Waste we can acceptWaste we can't accept
Asbestos (From 5 October - Permit holders only) Books
Bin bags of general household waste Car parts and tyres
Car oil Fire extinguishers
Car and household batteries Gas bottles
Carpets Items that require assistance to move
Domestic appliances small and large Oxygen, air and brewery cylinders
Fridges/Freezers Paint
Garden waste Petrol, diesel and parafin
Glass  
Mattresses  
Paper/Cardboard  
Plasterboard (From 5 October - Permit holders only)  
Rubble and hardcore (permit required)  
Scrap metal  
Soil (permit required)  
Tetrapack™ style cartons  
Textiles  
TVs/Monitors  
Wood including bulky items that can be carried safely by one person  

The tip is open to Blackpool residents only. If you pay your Council Tax to Fylde council then you will have to use their HWRC site on Saltcotes Road, Lytham - FY8 4LS. 

If you pay your Council Tax to Wyre council then you will have to use their HWRC site on Jameson Road, Fleetwood – FY7 8TW

Commercial waste is not allowed. Businesses have a duty of care and must have a registered waste carrier disposing of their waste at a registered waste disposal facility

Private waste contractors

If you choose to use a private waste collector to get rid of any rubbish whilst the tip operation is restricted, you have a legal duty to check that the person or business is a registered waste carrier.

If you don’t check, you could be fined if your rubbish is found to be illegally dumped somewhere. You can check their vehicle registration online.