Household waste recycling centres

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For info on individual centres across Lancashire click here.

Find out more on the County Council website.


Lancashire County Council guidance for visiting the recycling centres:

Essential visits only

Recycling centres are being provided for where it is essential that rubbish is removed from the home. Do not visit a recycling centre if you are self isolating or showing any symptoms of COVID 19. See specific recycling centre pages (external link) for opening times. From 29 March, restrictions have been eased and you are now able to bring more than one type of waste to a recycling centre.

Inert waste and asbestos

Construction and demolition waste, also known as inert waste, and plaster, plasterboard is not accepted at this time. We are accepting correctly wrapped asbestos up to a limit of 6 x sheets/bags per visit and 18 x sheets/bags per year (this is not part of the inert waste scheme). See our disposal of asbestos page for further guidance and details of sites accepting asbestos. We are constantly reviewing site operations and will accept inert waste when it becomes safe to do so. 

From Monday, 12 April, Lancashire County Council is easing restrictions and will be accepting inert waste at its recycling centres. You will not be required to have a permit. 

Permit schemes

All our permit schemes are currently suspended at our recycling centres. This includes:

  • Inert waste permit (required for all types of vehicles), suspended until 12 April. 
  • Recyclable waste permit
  • General waste permit
  • Charity permits 
  • Pedestrian permits

Large and bulky items

You must be able to lift and dispose of the waste yourself or with someone accompanying you to the centre. Our staff will not be able to help you with large or bulky items due to social distancing. Please be kind to our staff, abusive or threatening behaviour will not be tolerated.

Vans, hire vans and trailers

Vans, hire vans and trailers (including single axle trailers) must have an appointment. Only cars will be allowed access to the recycling centres without an appointment. 

For more information please visit Lancashire County Council Household Waste Recycling Centre (external link).

What you can take

  • Green garden waste
  • Newspapers, magazines, paper and cardboard
  • Glass bottles and jars, cans and plastic bottles
  • Electronic equipment
  • Wood
  • Scrap metal
  • Textiles, clothes and shoes
  • Fridges/freezers
  • Household and car batteries
  • Gas bottles
  • Rubble and hardcore (please be aware that you are now required to obtain a free annual inert waste permit (external link) before you go)

For more information: phone 0300 123 6781 or visit Household Waste Recycling Centres (external link) 

Hazardous waste

For information and guidance on the safe disposal of hazardous waste, please visit the county council's hazardous waste page (external link).


If you use a van, certain types of commercial vehicles or a trailer, or if you wish to recycle inert waste you must apply for a free permit before you visit a recycling centre.

There are three types of permits available:

  • Recyclable waste permit
  • General waste permit
  • Inert waste permit

To find out more or to apply for a permit, visit the the county council's waste permit page (external link).