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We are currently experiencing a technical issue affecting the outstanding balance shown for Council Tax and NNDR accounts online. We apologise for the inconvenience and are working to fix this issue as soon as possible.

A to Z of recycling

Recycling symbol

Recycling icon with palm of hand underneath

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Find out how to reduce, reuse and recycle particular items in Preston by selecting the letter your item begins with.

Top tip: If you can't find your item try searching for the name of the material first. E.g. plastic tub, cardboard box etc.

Help your children learn to recycle

If you need a fun activity to help your child understand the basics of waste and recycling in Preston, you can download and print our recycling sorting game (PDF) [3MB] .

Different ways to recycle 

Get an overview of what items you can and can't put in our recycling bins and other ways of recycling your items.

Remember - recyclables will need to be rinsed of any food and drink residue and must be placed loose into the bins. 

For a useful reminder of what you can and can't put in our recycling bins why not print out our  recycling bins information leaflet (PDF) [2MB] .

Red lidded recycling bin

Red lidded recycling bin

Yellow lidded recycling bin

Yellow lidded recycling bin

Brown bin

Brown (garden waste) bin

Home compost bin

Home composting

House with recycling icon inside

Household waste and recycling centres

Recycling symbol above open hand palm

Alternative recycling options

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