Recycling boxes

Details of our fortnightly recycling box collection service

Did you know? Our collection crews use split-bodied collection vehicles to keep your two types of recycling separate.

We provide a fortnightly collection of recycling boxes to the majority of properties in the Lancaster district.

Each property is entitled to three recycling boxes for the collection of paper, cardboard, glass, cans and plastic bottles.

If you do not have recycling boxes please contact customer services on 01524 582491.

Please note that a service charge applies to the delivery of each box.

What can I recycle?

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

What can I recycle in my boxes?
Recycling box 1 Recycling box 2
Plastic bottles Newspapers
Food tins Magazines
Drinks cans Office paper (including shredded)
Clean foil trays Junk mail
Glass bottles and jars Envelopes (no need to remove the windows)
Aerosols Cardboard
Biscuit and sweet tins Directories and catalogues

Textiles for recycling can be put out in clearly labelled carrier bags (not black bags) alongside your recycling boxes.

No duvets, pillows, cushions or shoes please.


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Last updated: 05 September 2018