Lifford Lane

Tip reopens – check Lifford Lane tip CCTV

Birmingham City Council reopened Lifford Lane tip from Thursday 7 May but are advising residents only to use it if is ‘essential’ to do so. Check the Lifford Lane tip CCTV to see how long the queue is.
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After closing due to the current Coronavirus crisis, the City Council have decided to reopen their Household Recycling Centres (except for Castle Bromwich), including Lifford Lane tip.

The Council advised that “sites are expected to be very busy, so residents are advised to plan ahead, considering quieter times of the day and only make a visit if it is absolutely essential.”

Lifford Lane tip CCTV – queue cam

You can see how busy the tip is by accessing a dedicated tip queue cam at the link below.

You can access the camera at this link:

Is Lifford Lane Tip Open?

The new reduced hours opening times for Lifford Lane tip are:

Mon to Fri: 11am to 8pm
Saturday: 8am to 2.30pm
Sunday: 8am to 2.30pm

One person only rule

Only one person should be in each car that visits the tip. The Council say that the only exceptions to this are lone parents who have no other option but to travel with children.

Blue Badge holders are allowed to be accompanied by one family member. Only one adult will be permitted to exit the car when on site.

Vans and large trailers will not be permitted at any of the Household Recycling sites

Social distancing measures

Social distancing will be maintained at the recycling sites and staff will not be able to assist the public with their waste disposal or unloading of cars.

Busy roads

The roads around Lifford Lane can be very busy so residents are advised to use alternative routes if they usually travel through there.

One local user recorded the chaos around Lifford Lane from his dashboard camera on a busy normal summer day:

One comment on “Tip reopens – check Lifford Lane tip CCTV

  1. Is this currently against government advice? Must admit it would be useful. I though I heard that they were going to eventually open but allow cars based on registration plate. Due to social distancing I can imagine the queue will be huge!!!