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Advice for West Lancashire residents re recycling and refuse collections affected by vehicle problems

Due to the vehicle problems experienced earlier this week, some of today's (Thursday 28 March) recycling and refuse collections may have been affected in the following parts of West Lancashire:

  • Ormskirk
  • Skelmersdale
  • Upholland
  • Westhead
  • Wrightington

If your bins were due to be emptied today, please leave them out for collection. We will start collecting from the affected areas from 7am tomorrow morning (Friday 29 March).

We would like to apologise for any inconvenience that this may have caused.

We collect household waste and materials for recycling from almost every house in West Lancashire. Household waste is collected one week, and recycling the next.  You can find your collection dates by typing your postcode, street or house name into the 'Your West Lancashire' panel on this page.

Changes to collections

From 4 June 2018 there will be important changes to your waste collection - find out more.

If you're unsure exactly what these changes mean for you, you can also view our detailed guide. 

Garden waste collections - sign up and pay

There is a charge for the collection of garden waste. Residents who wish to use the service need to sign up and pay. 

Find your collection dates

Find your collection dates by typing your postcode, street or house name into the 'Your West Lancashire' panel on this page.

Please leave your bins and/or boxes at your normal collection point by 7.00am, with the lid closed, and take them back to your property after they have been emptied.

Missed bin collection

If you wish to report a missed collection, please note that this can only be done from 6pm on the day your collection should have taken place. Before reporting a missed bin, please check your bin collection day, you can do this by putting your address into the ‘Your West Lancashire' panel on this page.

Need a new wheelie bin?

If one or more of your wheelie bins has been stolen, lost or damaged, or if you have moved into a property that does not have any bins, a charge of £25 will be made for each replacement bin. (Please note that there is no charge for new blue bags.)

If you are not requesting an additional grey bin for a large family (households of 6 or more) or on medical grounds, you will be subject to a waste assessment to help support you recycle more. This will involve an officer visiting your home and sorting through your waste to ensure that you are recycling everything possible and that you have the correct bins.