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Electrical item recycling

Our homes are full of a multitude of electrical items from phones to hairdryers, kettles to speakers, and these items eventually break or are no longer needed. Electrical items contain valuable plastics and metals which can be recovered and reused to make new products. Here's how you can recycle these electrical items.

Small electrical item recycling

There are recycling banks in the district for small household electrical items.

The banks are located at the following sites:

  • Matthias Street Car Park, Morecambe, LA4 5JR

  • Bull Beck picnic site, Brookhouse, LA2 9QR

  • Alexandra Road, Heysham, Morecambe, LA3 1RN

  • Upper St Leonards Gate Car Park, Seymour Street, Lancaster, LA1 1QS

  • Auction Mart Car Park, Thurnham Street, Lancaster, LA1 1XU

  • Salt Ayre HWRC, Salt Ayre Lane, Heaton with Oxcliffe, LA1 5JS

  • Carnforth HWRC, Scotland Road, Warton, LA5 9RQ

The electrical recycling banks have a restricted opening so only small electrical items can be disposed of. For larger appliances such as fridges and washing machines please see disposal options below.

Large electrical appliances

You can dispose of larger unwanted electrical items free of charge by taking them to the household waste recycling centres at Salt Ayre, Lancaster or Keer Bridge, Carnforth.

They can also be removed by our Bulky Matters collection service for a small fee.

The Lancaster district also has two Freegle groups where you can offer unwanted items or look for pre-loved things you need - all free of charge. If you have items you no longer want, why not see if it could be of use to someone else. Visit for details of your local group and how to offer items and browse for things you may need.

Last updated: 08 February 2024

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