Blackpool recycling centre to increase vehicle bays from six to 12 to accommodate greater numbers

Blackpool’s household waste recycling centre is expanding tomorrow to allow even more people to recycle their rubbish in a timely manner.

Friday, 30th April 2021, 1:01 pm
Updated Friday, 30th April 2021, 1:02 pm
Blackpool recycling centre

The centre at Bristol Avenue, Bispham, will increase its number of vehicle bays from six to twelve to 'support ongoing recycling efforts and reduce waiting times for visitors to the site'. The extra space usage will continue to be monitored to ensure ongoing Covid-19 restrictions are followed.

Coun Jim Hobson, Blackpool Council cabinet member for climate change and environment, said: “We are delighted to be able to provide additional vehicle capacity at our household waste recycling centre. We know that this facility is important to local residents to enable them to dispose of their household waste responsibly.

“Our team has made every effort to provide the maximum access to the facility that we were able to during the pandemic. I thank them for their hard work and our residents for their co-operation and patience during these difficult times.”

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The Tip Shop at the recycling centre, which offers recycled goods such as furniture and electrical goods at a discounted price and makes contributions to the Mayor’s Charity, also reopened at the site this month following weeks of lockdown.

Strict rules are in place at both the recycling centre and the Tip Shop to keep the area Covid-19 secure.

Face coverings must be worn when visiting the site while outside of the vehicle, and while visiting the shop

Only two people per vehicle will be permitted to leave the vehicle, to reduce the risk of potential crashes

All children must remain in the vehicle while onsite

Waste should be separated pre-arrival as much as possible to speed up visits

A maximum of three customers are allowed in the Tip Shop at any one time, with a maximum shopping time of 15 minutes

Track and trace information is recorded