Wheeled bin and the recycling & refuse service
The Waste and Recycling service
Households are limited to two x 140 litre wheeled bins or three in the case of gardened properties.
A burgundy bin is provided for the weekly collection of general/non recyclable waste, which is collected alongside the alternate weekly collection of a blue bin provided for the recovery of glass, cans and plastic bottles, with a green bin provided for garden (green) waste.Only waste properly secured within the wheeled bins and presented correctly will be collected.
Householders will be required to make alternative arrangements for the disposal of any excess or side waste they generate.Wheeled bins will not be emptied if they contain the wrong material or are excessively heavy.
A sticker will be attached to the bin advising you what to do. You will be responsible for removing the material by placing it in the correct bin or taking it to a Household Waste Recycling Centre.Bins should be left out for collection from 7.30am
If you wish you may put them out after 6pm on the day before collection. If you forget to put out your bins or they are not left at the designated collection point they will not be collected.You are legally required to remove your bins from the footpath, road or back street after collection and return them inside the boundary of your property.
If your bin is left in the footpath, road or back street you could be subject to enforcement.Householders are requested to present their wheeled bins with the handles facing the highway and to be careful not to obstruct pedestrian or vehicular access.
Please be aware that the refuse collection vehicle is over 8 feet in width and drivers are finding it increasingly difficult to gain access to the streets, roads and avenues due to parked vehicles. Any assistance you can give on your day of collection will be appreciated. If for any reason such as age or disability, you believe that you or anyone you know may have difficulty using the bins, please contact the council on 01200 425111 to request an assisted collection form which, when completed, will be considered on its merit.Please remember that the vehicles need access to your street/road/lane on your collection day. Please park your car so that the collection vehicle can gain access safely and easily.
In the interests of fire safety please don't place hot material in your wheeled containers and store them in a safe place and at a safe distance from your property. For more information and a free home fire safety check contact Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service on 0800 169 1125 or visit www.lancsfirerescue.org.uk.