Tip and household waste recycling centre

We are reopening the tip and household waste recycling centre from Monday 18 May 2020.

If you can store your additional waste safely at home the government is still encouraging you to do so.

However, if you do need to come to the tip please follow the new guidelines below in order to keep everyone safe.

We are asking people to be patient; we will review the new operation and make any necessary changes. We will not tolerate any abuse or aggression towards any member of staff.

The tip is located on Bristol Avenue, Bispham, FY2 OJG

Changes to operation

To enable the tip to open safely during the current climate we have had to make some changes to how the tip operates and restrict the number of people on site at any one time. Please make sure you follow these guidelines.

Opening hours

From Monday 18 May we will be open Monday to Friday only between 10.00am and 8.00pm.

Residents are asked to attend strictly according to their postcode.

Days to use the tip according to your postcode
DayPostcode area
Monday FY1
Tuesday FY2
Wednesday FY3 (Blackpool residents only)
Thursday FY4
Friday FY5 (Blackpool residents only)

Please display proof of your address which clearly displays your postcode (council tax bill, utility bill or similar) in your car windscreen.

This will be checked before you enter the site to ensure you are attending on the correct day.

You will only be able to access the tip on Bristol Avenue via Moor Park Avenue this is to reduce congestion. Clear diversions will be in place.


Visitors can visit by car only

Existing permit holders for trailers and small vans will still be able to use the site, but no new permits will be issued. Please note inert waste (soil, rubble, hardcore, plasterboard, asbestos) will not be accepted.

Queueing and getting rid of your waste safely

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.

Waste restrictions

Waste restrictions at Blackpool tip
 Waste we can acceptWaste we can't accept
Bin bags of general household waste Rubble and hardcore
Wood including bulky items that can be carried safely by one person Soil
Garden waste Plasterboard
Mattresses Asbestos
Paper/Cardboard Books
Domestic appliances small and large Paint
Scrap metal Items that require assistance to move
Car and household batteries  
Tetrapack™ style cartons  
Car oil  

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.