Household waste recycling centres


Centres in West Lancashire


Glenburn Road, Skelmersdale, Lancashire, WN8 6JR

7 days a week - 9am–5pm.

Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year's Day.


Abbey Lane, Burscough, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L40 7SR

Thursday to Monday - 9am-5pm.

Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year's Day.

For info on all individual centres across Lancashire, including addresses and opening times, visit the Lancashire County Council website here.


Lancashire County Council coronavirus guidance for visiting the recycling centres:

To help to keep us all safe do not visit a recycling centre if you are self-isolating or showing any symptoms of Covid 19. If you have haven't visited us for a while you can now bring more than one type of waste to a recycling centre. Find out more on the County Council website.

Inert waste and asbestos

You will not be required to have a permit for inert waste (including plaster and plasterboard), but if delivering inert waste in a van or using a trailer you will need to make an appointment.

We will also accept correctly wrapped asbestos up to a limit of 6 x sheets/bags per visit and 18 x sheets/bags per year. See Lancashire County Council's disposal of asbestos (external link) page for further guidance and details of sites accepting asbestos.

Permit schemes

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

  • Inert waste permits (required for all types of vehicles). See above update about inert waste
  • Recyclable waste permits
  • General waste permits
  • Charity permits
  • Pedestrian permits
  • Vans, hire vans and trailers
  • Vans, hire vans OR trailers (including single axle trailers) must have an appointment.

An appointment is for a van OR a trailer - NOT both. A van can be used to tow a trailer, but waste will not be accepted from both. Your trailer must display the same number plate as the vehicle you’re towing it with.

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).