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If you are making changes to an existing residential or commercial property in Preston, or are planning a new development, it is essential to give adequate attention to refuse and recycling storage and collection.
Additionally, all planning applications should be supported by a Waste Management and Recycling Statement outlining what provisions will be put in place to deal with the potential amounts of waste which will be created by new developments.
For more information on the refuse and recycling collection service provided in Preston follow the bins and recycling pages.
As part of the ongoing sustainable development in the city, we are aiming for Preston to become the greenest city in Britain. This commitment, as well as our legal obligations as a local authority, involves focusing on how we manage our waste. This will ensure that we increase the rate of recycling our residents are achieving and reduce the need for the unsustainable option of landfill.
The Lancashire Waste Strategy also places a general duty on us to offer a kerbside recycling service to 90% of households and to recycle or compost 56% of household waste by 2015. In order to ensure that both of these objectives can be met, it is vital that new buildings are designed to enable waste to be segregated for recycling and be stored and collected in such a way that is mutually beneficial to all parties involved.
We would also like to see non residential buildings designed and managed in a way that better facilitates the recycling of waste.