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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.

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 Icon for pdf recycling bins information leaflet [487.84KB].

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

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Household waste and recycling centres

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Alternative recycling options

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