Household waste and recycling centres
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 other guidelines you must follow when visiting the centre or to book an appointment, please visit Lancashire County Council - Coronavirus waste services)
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 and halogen)
- plastic bags
- 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