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Christmas opening times and bin collections

There will be some changes to council services over the Christmas period.

  1. Bin collections and recycling
  2. Customer First and benefits
  3. Arts and culture
  4. Christmas in Blackpool
  5. Public transport

Bin collections and recycling

There will be some changes to regular collections over the Christmas and new year period

Christmas bin collection days
 Normal collection day New collection day
 Monday 26 December  Tuesday 27 December
 Tuesday 27 December  Wednesday 28 December
 Wednesday 28 December  Thursday 29 December
 Thursday 29 December  Friday 30 December
 Friday 20 December  Saturday 31 December

Collections will return to normal from Monday 2 January 2023.

Details of your regular bin collection can be found by using the search facility on our bin collection page

Bispham tip

Bristol Avenue Household Waste Recycling Centre is open 

Blackpool tip Christmas opening hours
 Dates Times
24 December Closed
25 and 26 December Closed
27 to 30 December  10.00am to 4.00pm
31 December Closed
1 January  Closed

Open as normal from Monday 2 January

Christmas tree collection

This year, Trinity Hospice is once again collecting used Christmas trees.

Trees will be collected on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 January. If you would like to have your tree collected by Trinity Hospice Charity (for a small donation), visit their website for details.

Customer First and benefits opening times 

The last Customer First appointments will be on Friday 23 December 2022.

Telephone lines will close at 5.00pm on Friday 23 January 2022 and reopen at 9.00am on Tuesday 3 January 2023

Out of hours emergencies only 

For emergencies only you can telephone 01253 477600. 

Benefit payment changes

If your normal payment is due on Thursday 22 December payment will be released as follows:

  • BACS payments ‐ This payment will credit your bank account as normal on Thursday 22 December 2022

If your normal payment is due on Thursday 29 December 2020 payment will be released as follows:

  • BACS payments – This payment will credit your bank account as normal on Thursday 29 December 2022

If your normal payment is due on Thursday 56 January 2022 paymentswill be released as follows:

  • BACS payments – This payment will credit your bank account as normal on Thursday 5 January 2023

Art and culture 

Libraries

All libraries will be closed from Saturday 24 December and reopen their normal opening hours on Tuesday 3 January, with the exceptions listed below which will be open 10.00am to 4.00pm:

  • Central and Palatine libraries open - Wednesday 28 December
  • Central and Moor Park libraries open - Thursday 29 December
  • Moor Park and Palatine libraries open - Friday 30 December

Christmas in Blackpool 

This season, Blackpool is set to become an extraordinary winter wonderland, filled with a sackful of shows, entertainment, events and attractions to create the ultimate festive paradise beside the sea.
For full information on what there is to see and do in Blackpool over the Christmas period, please visit Visit Blackpool's Christmas in Blackpool 2022 pages.

Public transport 

Keep yourself up to date with all the changes to bus and tram services across the festive period on the bus companies own websites: