There will be some changes to council services over the Christmas period.
- Bin collections and recycling
- Customer First and benefits
- Arts and culture
- Christmas in Blackpool
- Public transport
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
Bristol Avenue Household Waste Recycling Centre is open
Blackpool tip Christmas opening hours
| Dates|| Times|
|25 and 26 December
|27 to 30 December
||10.00am to 4.00pm
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.
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
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
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.
Keep yourself up to date with all the changes to bus and tram services across the festive period on the bus companies own websites: