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Ribble Valley Borough Council

Other Recycling Opportunities

Recycling and Composting


Recycling - general information and advice

Although the introduction of the Three Stream refuse and recycling collection service has made it easier for householders to recycle much of their waste, there are still other ways in which we can all contribute.

Here are a few suggestions in dealing with other waste/products generated in the home.

Aerosols - Aerosols can be put into your blue wheeled bin for recycling or alternatively deposit into one of the can banks on the recycling sites located throughout the Ribble Valley.(As listed in the table under recycling sites)

Aluminium Foil - Please place only clean foil in the blue wheeled bin for recycling or alternatively deposit into one of the can banks on the recycling sites.

Baby Items - Save and make money by buying and selling through local classified ads. Donate clean clothes, unwanted prams, pushchairs, equipment and toys to relatives, friends or to charity shops.  You can also donate on-line through:www.groups.yahoo.com/group/ribblevalleyfreegle/

Batteries - There are domestic battery banks located on all Household Waste Recycling Centres.

Books - Sell/swop at used book shops/stalls or donate to charity shops.

Bric-a-Brac - Sell through car boot sales, flea markets or through local classified ads. Donate to charity shops or on-line through; www.groups.yahoo.com/group/ribblevalleyfreegle/.

Building material - (see rubble)

Cards - (see greeting cards)

Carpets - Old carpets can be used to insulate compost heaps in your garden.

Cassettes - (see records/tapes)

Christmas Trees - Real christmas trees and not artificial ones should be cut up and placed into the green wheeled bin. For properties not on the wheeled bin system cut the tree into manageable pieces and leave at the side of your sack on the appropriate green waste collection week. Alternatively they can be taken to the Household Waste Recyling Centre.

Clothing - ( see textiles)

Cookers - (see white goods)

Electrical appliances - If the item is working you could donate through the online website: www.groups.yahoo.com/group/ribblevalleyfreegle/. For larger items the shop selling your replacement should offer to take back your old item. Alternatively you can take it to the Household Waste Recycling Centre.

Food - Anyone with a garden can recycle almost a quarter by weight of their wheeled bin. Vegetable peelings, fruit peelings, tea leaves/bags, coffee grounds, egg shells, tissue, flowers etc. can be mixed with garden waste to produce a re-usable compost for your garden. There are numerous composter units now available and for further information contact the Council on telephone number 01200 425111 or ask for advice at a garden centre.

Footwear - Shoe banks are located on most of the Council's recycling centres (see recycling site table for information).

Fridges & Freezers - The Council provides a chargeable collection service for domestic fridges and freezers and ensures that the harmful CFC gases and insulation are removed before recycling. Alternatively the shop where you purchase your new item should take back your old one. A further option is to take your old fridge/freezer to a Household Waste Recycling Centre.

Furniture - Donate your re-usable items to Hyndburn Used Furniture Store on telephone number - 01254 393784 or through the on-line web site: www.groups.yahoo.com/group/ribblevalleyfreegle/.

Greeting Cards - These can be placed in the waste paper sack for recycling.

Junk Mail - Reduce the amount of junk mail you receive by having your name removed from mailing lists by contacting the Mailing Preference Service (MPS) via the web at www.mpsonline.org.uk or by calling their information line on 0845 703 4599.

Metal - Metals cans be taken to the Household Waste Recycling Centres and placed into the dedicated metal containers.

Mobile phones - www.recyclingyourmobile.co.uk provides information on the different options available for recycling mobile phones. The site also provides information on why it is important to recycle your phone and the recycling process.

Nappies - Information on real nappies is available here. www.globalrenewables.co.uk/realnappies

Oil - For used engine oil there are oil recycling banks on Household Waste Recycling Centres.

Records/Tapes/Cassettes/CDs - There is a good second-hand market for these items through shops, car boot sales, flea markets etc. You could also donate to charities, community groups, hospital radio or through: www.groups.yahoo.com/group/ribblevalleyfreegle/

Recycling Sites in Ribble Valley 

There are twenty recycling centres (bring sites) and two Household Waste Recycling Centres within the Ribble Valley where householders can take their waste for recycling. Please see following table for locations and facilities available:







Sainsbury's, Moor Lane, Clitheroe, BB7 1BE

Booths, Station Road, Clitheroe BB7 2JT

Edisford Road Car Park, Clitheroe BB7 3LA

Mitchell Street Car Park, Clitheroe BB7 1DF

North Street Car Park, Clitheroe BB7 1PQ

Sainsbury`s, Inglewhite Road, Longridge PR3 2PA

Booths, Berry Lane, Longridge PR3 3JP

Sabden Car Park BB7 9EW

Ribchester Car Park PR3 3YE

White Bull Car Park, Gisburn BB7 4HE

Spreadeagle Car Park, Sawley BB7 4NH

Pendle Hotel Car Park, Chatburn BB7 4JY

Village Hall Car Park, Downham BB7 4BS

Bolton-by-Bowland Car Park BB7 4NW

Pendleton Car Park BB7 1PT

Calfs Head Car Park, Worston BB7 1QA

Rendezvous Nightclub, Whalley BB7 9TD

Slaidburn Car Park BB7 3ES

Parkers Arms Car Park, Newton BB7 3DY

Village Hall Car Park, Chipping PR3 2QH

Lancashire County Council Household Waste Recycling Centres








Green Waste

Henthorn Road, Clitheroe BB7 3BY

Chapel Hill, Longridge


Hours of opening at all the Household Waste Recycling Centres are -

Ist March - 31st  October 08.00 - 19.00 hrs 7 days a week

1st November - 28th February 09.00 - 18.00 hrs 7 days a week

Closed only Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years

Rubble - Bricks, building material and hardcore can be recycled by taking to the Household Waste Recycling Centres and placed in the hardcore container.

Shoes - (see footwear).

Textiles - Charity shops will accept all good quality clothing, bedding, curtains and textiles and it would help if the items were washed. There are also textile recycling banks on several of the Council's Recycling Centres (see recycling site table for details).

White goods - White goods include cookers /  dishwashers / dryers / washers. These can be taken to the Household Waste Recycling Centres for recycling.

Map of recycling locations in the Ribble Valley

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