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Household waste and recycling centres

Recycling centre

Where is the nearest recycling centre?

There are two local household waste and recycling centres (HWRCs) managed by Lancashire County Council.

Your local recycling centres are at:

Both recycling centres are open without the need for appointments for cars. Van and trailers are being accepted by appointment only. The usual permit systems are currently not operating, although you can still bring the waste. 

For a list of recycling centres in Lancashire see Lancashire County Council - recycling centres.

Types of items you can recycle

Recycling centres let you recycle more of your waste, including items such as:

  • milk or juice cartons / Tetra Pak
  • light bulbs (fluorescent)
  • batteries
  • textiles / shoes
  • scrap metal (including items like pots and pans)
  • cooking oil

For a full list of recyclable items see Lancashire County Council - types of waste our recycling centres accept.

Hazardous waste disposal

Recycling centres accept the following types of hazardous waste:

  • Lighter fluid containers (or other flammable containers)
  • Paint cans
  • Household chemicals (e.g. pesticides, antifreeze and solvents)
  • Small household appliances (e.g. kettles, toasters, microwaves)
  • Large household appliances (e.g. washing machines, cookers)
  • Cooling appliances (e.g. fridges and freezers)
  • TVs and computer monitors

Asbestos waste disposal

You can dispose of asbestos at certain recycling centres. You must dispose of asbestos in the correct way to ensure it is safely handled and disposed of.

For a list of recycling centres which accept asbestos visit Lancashire County Council - disposal of hazardous waste and asbestos.

Reuse shop

Lancashire County Council's Household Waste and Recycling Centre at Tom Benson Way has opened a reuse shop which is open between 10am and 4pm Wednesday to Sunday.

The reuse shop accepts donations and sells:

  • Bric-a-brac
  • Electrical goods
  • Furniture
  • Spare parts
  • Bits 'n' bobs
  • Pre-loved bargains

Give away your unwanted items

As an alternative to recycling, why not consider giving away your unwanted items...

Freegle is an online service which allows you to get and give unwanted items for free from residents within your local community.

For more information on giving away your items and how to join the community visit I Love Freegle - Preston Freegle Group.

To find out what residents are giving away in Preston currently visit I Love Freegle - Preston items.  

Alternatively, you can donate your unwanted items to local charities, a number of which will collect free of charge.

Map address for Household Waste and Recycling Centres

Tom Benson Way Recycling Centre, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 1SG.
Chapel Hill, Longridge, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 2YB

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