These are the Christmas opening times for tips and local recycling centres in Bradford.

As Christmas fast approaches, it is time to start thinking of how to get rid of the rubbish that accumulates over the festive period. 

From wrapping paper to Christmas food shopping or plastic left behind from toy packaging, waste can really add up.

If you live in Bradford you can use any local recycling centre or recycling stations scattered around the district.

It is free of charge to dispose of waste and recycling at a Bradford tip - but you'll need to display your residents permit.

What times are tips and recycling centres open over Christmas and New Year?

Across Bradford district, household waste recycling centres are open at these times over the festive period:

  • Friday, December 24, 2021 - 8am to 5pm
  • Christmas Day, Saturday, December 25, 2021 - closed
  • Boxing Day, Sunday, December 26, 2021 - closed
  • Substitute Bank Holiday for Christmas, Monday, December 27, 2021 - closed
  • Substitute Bank Holiday for Boxing Day, Tuesday, December 28, 2021 - closed
  • Wednesday, December 29, 2021 - 8am to 5pm
  • Thursday, December 30, 2021 - 8am to 5pm
  • Friday, December 31, 2021 - 8am to 5pm
  • New Year's Day, Saturday, January 1, 2022 - closed
  • Sunday, January 2, 2022 - 9am to 4pm
  • Monday, January 3, 2022 - 9am to 4pm
  • Tuesday, January 4, 2022 - 8am to 5pm
  • Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 8am to 5pm

This means Bradford Council will close tips on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, the Substitute Bank Holiday for Christmas, the Substitute Bank Holiday for Boxing Day and New Year's Day. 

What can you get rid of at Recycling Centres?

Bradford residents can use the household recycling centres free of charge and take most items such as cardboard, glass and plastic.

You must separate the waste and recycling to ensure you put it in the right container at the tip.

This is a list of some of the items, which is not exhaustive.

  • aerosols
  • batteries
  • cans
  • cardboard
  • drinks cartons
  • electrical goods
  • energy bulbs
  • fluorescent tubes
  • glass jars and bottles
  • garden waste (and Christmas trees)
  • handbags
  • hardcore and rubble
  • paint
  • paper
  • plasterboard
  • plastic bottles
  • scrap metal
  • shoes
  • soil
  • textiles
  • white goods
  • wood

You can recycle Christmas cards as long as they have no glitter, foil or beads etc. Some local supermarkets and stores will accept your old Christmas cards for their charities.

If wrapping paper is made with a sparkly or plastic coating it cannot be recycled.

When it comes to baking foil, trays and cases, these can all be recycled providing they are free from food and grease.

Wine bottles, beer bottles and cans can go all together in your recycling bin.

Christmas trees can be taken to your local household waste recycling centre or chopped up and put in your garden waste bin.