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Two main Household Waste Recycling Centres (tips) in:
- St Philips Folly Lane, off Days Road, St Philips, Bristol, BS2 0QS. This centre will be closed for repairs from Tuesday 24 February until Sunday 8 March (see tip opening times below).
During the site closure period, you are advised to do the following.
- Put off your need to visit a HWRC until after Sunday 8 March e.g. postpone any DIY/clear out projects
- Use the kerbside service in preference to using a HWRC for your recycling
- Use Avonmouth HRWC during the week instead of at weekends if possible
Avonmouth HWRC will be open as normal.
- Avonmouth Kings Weston Lane, Avonmouth, Bristol, BS11 0YS.
Avonmouth open every day. St Phillips open every day until Tuesday 24 February.
- 8am until 6.45pm (30 March to 25 October).
- 8am until 4.15pm (until 29 March)
- Closed 25, 26 December and 1 January
Arrive at least ten minutes before we close to give you enough time to unload your recycling and waste.
A permit scheme is operated at both centres and affects householders using a van, pick-up or towing a trailer over 1.52metres (5 feet).
- St Philips Household Waste Recycling Centre will be closed from Tuesday 24 February until Sunday 8 March for concrete floor repairs.
- It will open again at 8am on Monday 9 March 2015.
- From Monday 9 to Monday 16 March 2015 ongoing repairs will result in the site operating at 80% capacity and there may be some short delays.
- Books, DVDs and CDs.
- Car batteries and domestic batteries.
- Cooking oil.
- Domestic refrigerators and freezers.
- Tin cans, foil.
- Glass bottles and jars.
- Green waste from gardens.
- Hard plastic (for example, old toys, household items, drainpipes).
- Hazardous household waste. Check our policy before you bring anything
- Household electrical appliances (large and small, known as 'WEEE').
- Household furniture.
- Paper and magazines.
- Plastic bottles.
- Rubble and soil.
- Scrap metal.
- Shoes, clothes and textiles.
- Shredded paper.
- Televisions and monitors.
- Used engine oil.
- Wood waste.
- Sort recyclables and waste before visiting the centres.
- HWRCs are not for use by businesses.
- Height restriction of 2.4m at both Household Waste Recycling Centres, for more information please contact Customer Services Centre on 0117 922 2100.
- Children under 16 years of age should remain in vehicles for their own health and safety.
- There is no pedestrian access to the household waste recycling centres.
- Limit of one car boot load or six 25kg bags per visit or per week, whichever is the less.
- This is classed as industrial waste even if it is generated at home, so we do not have a statutory responsibility to accept it.
- Limiting how much people can dispose of brings us in line with other local authorities and ensures our service is for Bristol residents only, rather than traders trying to dispose of their waste for free.
Examples of DIY and construction materials are:
- Hardcore rubble and bricks, concrete slabs.
- Roofing materials.
- If construction waste is mixed with other wastes it will be counted as construction waste.
- Only three sheets or three 2.5kg bags of bonded asbestos will be accepted per visit or per week, whichever is the less. All asbestos must be double wrapped in polythene and sealed with tape.
- Bagged asbestos must not be mixed with any other waste.
- Unwrapped asbestos will not be accepted.
- Before you visit us, please call 0117 922 2100 to check there is space in our skip for your asbestos.
- We can only accept cement bonded asbestos.
- Spot checks are used at our centres to ensure all users are Bristol residents.
- Driving licence, recent utility bill or council tax bill will be accepted as proof of residence.
- It is estimated that around 20% of visitors are from outside of Bristol. Checking that only Bristol residents use our centres will reduce queues and save money.
- CCTV is also used to help in maintain safety for both visitors and staff.
If you require assistance at either of our HWRCs, please ask a member of staff who will be more than happy to help. Please note, St Philips is on a level and there are no steps.