What goes in my bins, bags and boxes?

Refuse (Grey bin)


Help protect the environment by recycling as much as you can. Only use the grey bin for anything that you cannot put in your recycling bins.

For a small fee, we can provide a bulky waste collection for large household items. Please click here to book a collection.

Recycling Plastic and Cardboard (Blue and Green bins)

Plastic (Blue bin)


It is now easier for West Lancashire residents to recycle more plastic waste. Along with plastic bottles, which were already collected, residents can put clean plastic pots, tubs and trays in their blue recycling bin at home. It is easy to see whether something is recyclable by checking the number stamped onto it. Anything with a number 1, 2 or 5 within the recycling triangle should go into your recycling bin. 

If the plastic still has food waste on it, or is covered in plastic film, it can cause a problem as it goes through our recycling system and could end up not being recycled at all.

Cardboard (Green bin)


Garden Waste (Brown bin)

The 2021/22 Garden Waste Collection Service started on 1 June 2021 and residents can sign up and pay for the service whenever they want. There is a £30 per year charge for the collection of garden waste and residents who wish to use the service need to sign up and payThe £30 charge covers the 12 months from 1 June 2021 until 31 May 2022. If you sign up part way through the year, the cost is the same.