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.
- 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)
- Newspapers, magazines, books and paper
- Plastic bottles
- Printer cartridges
- Scrap metal
- Textiles, clothes and shoes
- TV's and monitors
Inert waste, asbestos and cartons
We are not currently accepting:
- Construction and demolition waste, (also known as inert waste)
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).
All our permit schemes are currently suspended at our recycling centres. This includes:
- Inert waste permits (required for all types of vehicles). Read further details about this on our further information page ('inert waste, plaster, plasterboard and asbestos')
- Recyclable waste permits
- General waste permits
- Charity permits
- Pedestrian permits