Types of waste our recycling centres accept

The following types of waste can be recycled at all of our recycling centres, with the exception of Garstang Community Recycling Centre which only accepts specific waste types.

  • Bric-a-brac
  • Cans
  • Cardboard
  • Cooking oil
  • Electronic equipment
  • Engine oil (maximum of 5 litres per household)
  • 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
  • Inert waste (including plaster and plasterboard) from small scale DIY projects
  • Large domestic appliances (cookers, ovens)
  • Newspapers, magazines, books and paper
  • Plastic bottles
  • Printer cartridges
  • Scrap metal
  • Textiles, clothes and shoes
  • TV's and monitors
  • Tyres (maximum 5 tyres per household)
  • Wood

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

  • Correctly wrapped asbestos up to a limit of 6 x sheets/bags per visit and 18 x sheets/bags per year. See our disposal of asbestos page for further guidance and details of sites accepting asbestos.
  • Cartons (please note that cartons are not collected separately at Skelmersdale, Longridge and Altham).
  • Mattresses (please note that mattresses are only recycled at Burnley, Farington and Preston although they can be disposed of at all other recycling centres - with the exception of Garstang).

Unfortunately, we're unable to recycle hard plastics at our recycling centres at present. We hope to resolve this issue shortly.

See the A to Z of recycling to find out what to do with items you may be unsure about.

Permit schemes

All of our permit schemes are currently suspended but anyone delivering waste in a van or using a trailer (all types) needs to book an appointment in advance of their visit. This includes:

  • Inert waste permits
  • Recyclable waste permits
  • General waste permits
  • Charity permits
  • Pedestrian permits

Access policy 

Please be aware of our Access Policy if delivering waste in a van or using a trailer and book an appointment for a van or trailer (all types).