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Household waste and recycling centres

Recycling centre

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

Where is the nearest recycling centre?

Your local recycling centres are at:

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

COVID update - From 29 March, restrictions have been eased and you can now bring more than one type of waste per visit. From 12 April construction and demolition waste, also known as inert waste, is being accepted and currently without the need for a permit but vans and trailers will need to book an appointment.

Please note: you cannot currently bring plaster, plasterboard or soil. 

The usual permit system allowing people to bring limited amounts of this waste will not be operating. You can now bring correctly wrapped asbestos where the recycling centre accepts it.

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 and halogen)
  • plastic bags
  • batteries
  • textiles / shoes
  • scrap metal (including items like pots and pans)

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. 

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

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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