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Two main Household Waste Recycling Centres (tips) in:
- St Philips, Folly Lane, off Days Road, St Philips, Bristol, BS2 0QS.
- Avonmouth, Kings Weston Lane, Avonmouth, Bristol, BS11 0YS.
Both open every day from:
- 8am until 6.45pm (1 April to 27 October).
- 8am until 4.15pm (28 October to 31 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).
Household Waste Recycling Centres permit scheme.
- 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.