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Recycling bins and boxes

Details of our fortnightly recycling collection service

Wash it and squash it!

Remember to wash it and squash it to make room in your bins and boxes!

  • We provide a fortnightly recycling collection service to the majority of properties in the Lancaster district
  • To guarantee a collection, your recycling should be at the kerbside (or collection point) by 7am on your collection day
  • Please ensure you have the correct recycling bins or boxes

What can I put in my recycling bins/boxes?

If you have wheelie bins for recycling

  • Red lid wheelie bin – mixed recyclables, cans, glass, plastic bottles, tubs and trays
  • Yellow lid wheelie bin – paper and cardboard

If you have boxes for recycling

The colour of your recycling boxes is not important - just ensure the items are separated as shown:

  • Box 1 – mixed recyclables, cans, glass, plastic bottles, tubs and trays
  • Box 2 – paper and cardboard

Frequently asked questions

Last updated: 06 February 2024

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