Refuse & recycling

Refuse and recycling collections update

There were delays to general waste collections due to take place yesterday (20Feb) on the Highgate Estate and High Meadow Estate in Up Holland, Hall Lane in Lathom, and Miry Lane and Lancaster Lane in Parbold. Recycling collections scheduled for Ledburn and Lowcroft were also delayed.

If you were affected by this we apologise for any inconvenience caused. Please leave your bin ready for collection as crews will be returning to catch up today (21Feb).

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.

Assisted Collections

Assisted collections are available to eligible residents that meet specific criteria such as being physically unable to present bins for collection and living alone.