Bosses increase capacity at Blackpool recycling centre to reduce waiting times for users

More people will be able to use Blackpool’s recycling centre this weekend, as bosses increase capacity.

Thursday, 29th April 2021, 3:45 pm

The household waste recycling centre at Bristol Avenue, Bispham, will be increasing the number of vehicle bays from Saturday (May 1) from six to 12 to reduce waiting times for visitors to the site. The extra space usage will continue to be monitored to ensure Covid compliance.

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.”

Bosses at Blackpool household waste recycling centre, in Bispham, are increasing visitor numbers from this weekend

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• Face coverings to be worn when visiting the site, whilst out of the vehicle. It is recognised that this is open space, but communication and advice from site staff may reduce Covid-secure distances;

• Only two persons per vehicle to be permitted to leave the vehicle, to reduce the risk of potential incidents on site. Collision on site when depositing waste and recycling can happen but the risk is reduced by controlling movement and numbers when outside a vehicle;

• All children must remain in the vehicle whilst on site to further enhance the safety of all;

l Separate your waste pre-arrival as much as possible. This will speed up visits and help the council recycle as much as it can.

For more details about requirements when visiting the household recycling centre and opening hours, visit