Important notice - we have been advised by Lancashire County Council that all household waste and recycling centres will be closed until further notice due to COVID-19. 

There are three local household waste and recycling centres (HWRCs), which are managed by Lancashire County Council.

Where is the nearest recycling centre?

Your local recycling centres are at:

For a list of recycling centres in Lancashire see Lancashire County Council - recycling centres.

Types of items you can recycle

Recycling centres let you recycle more of your waste, including items such as:

  • milk or juice cartons / Tetra Pak
  • light bulbs (fluorescent and halogen)
  • plastic bags
  • batteries
  • textiles / shoes
  • scrap metal (including items like pots and pans)

For a full list of recyclable items see Lancashire County Council - types of waste our recycling centres accept.

Hazardous waste disposal

Recycling centres accept the following types of hazardous waste:

  • Lighter fluid containers (or other flammable containers)
  • Paint cans
  • Household chemicals (e.g. pesticides, antifreeze and solvents)
  • Small household appliances (e.g. kettles, toasters, microwaves)
  • Large household appliances (e.g. washing machines, cookers)
  • Cooling appliances (e.g. fridges and freezers)
  • TVs and computer monitors

Asbestos waste disposal

You can dispose of asbestos at certain recycling centres. 

For a list of recycling centres which accept asbestos visit Lancashire County Council - disposal of hazardous waste and asbestos.