Types of waste our recycling centres accept


We are not currently accepting inert waste, plaster, plasterboard until further notice. We are constantly reviewing site operations and will accept it when it becomes safe to do so.

We are accepting correctly wrapped asbestos (this is not part of the inert waste scheme). See information about how our waste services are affected by coronavirus.

The following types of waste can be taken to all the recycling centres except Garstang Community Recycling Centre which does not accept all types of waste.

  • Batteries
  • Bric-a-brac
  • Cans
  • Cardboard
  • Carpet
  • Cooking oil
  • Electronic equipment
  • Flat/plate glass
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Fridges and Freezers
  • Furniture (sofa, armchair, wardrobes)
  • Gas bottles
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Green garden waste
  • Household and car batteries
  • Household chemicals
  • Large domestic appliances (cookers, ovens)
  • Mattresses
  • Newspapers, magazines, books and paper
  • Paint
  • Plastic bottles
  • Printer cartridges
  • Scrap metal
  • Textiles, clothes and shoes
  • TV's and monitors
  • Tyres
  • Wood

Inert waste, asbestos and cartons 

We are not currently accepting:

  • Construction and demolition waste, (also known as inert waste)
  • Plaster
  • Plasterboard
  • Soil

The following types of waste can only be taken to certain recycling centres:

  • Correctly wrapped asbestos (see hazardous waste for more details of participating sites).
  • Cartons (most recycling centres now accept cartons with the exception of Skelmersdale, Longridge and Altham).

Permit schemes

All our permit schemes are currently suspended at our recycling centres. This includes: