Recycling Sites and Tips

You will need an inert waste permit to deposit waste such as soil, rubble, plasterboard, bricks, tiles, concrete at Lancashire County Council's Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs).

An inert waste permit will allow you to deposit 10 bags or equivalent single items of inert waste free of charge each calendar year. For any additional inert waste or if you do not wish to obtain a permit, you will be required to pay for disposal.  For more information and a full list of inert waste visit Lancashire County Council's inert waste section.

Household Waste Recycling Centres (Tip)

There are two Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRC) based in the Ribble Valley. One on Henthorn Road, Clitheroe and one at Chapel Hill, Longridge. 

Lancashire County Council operate the 15 HWRCs throughout Lancashire where you can recycle your rubbish. See Lancashire County Council for more information and a list of all HWRCs.

Opening times 

All tips (HWRCs) are open seven days a week during the following times:

8.00am - 7.00pm 1 April - 30 September (7 days a week)
8.00am - 5.00pm 1 October - 31 March (7 days a week)

Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day

 Location Glass  Paper  Cans  Textiles  Plastic  Oil  Green waste 

Henthorn Road, Clitheroe BB7 3BY

Yes

 

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Yes

Chapel Hill, Longridge PR3 2YB

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Commercial vehicles at the tip

Certain commercial vehicles or trailers must obtain a permit from Lancashire County Council before visiting a HWRC.

Items to recycle 

Aerosols - Aerosols (empty and non-pierced) can be put into your blue wheeled bin for recycling or alternatively deposited into one of the can banks at the HWRCs located throughout the Ribble Valley. (As listed in the table below). Damaged aerosols must be deposited at one of the HWRCs.

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 online through Freegle or Freecycle

Batteries - There are domestic battery banks located on all Household Waste Recycling Centres and in the Council Offices and supermarkets.

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 Freegle or Freecycle.

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

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 tip (household waste and recycling centre).

Electrical appliances - If the item is working you could donate through Freegle or Freecycle. For larger items the shop selling your replacement should offer to take back your old item. Alternatively you can take it to the tip (Household Waste Recycling Centre).

Food - Vegetable peelings, fruit peelings, tea leaves/bags, coffee grounds, egg shells, tissue, flowers etc. can be mixed with garden waste in a compost bin to produce a re-usable compost for your garden. Lancashire County Council provide compost bins and accessories, see getcomposting.com.

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

Fridges and Freezers - The Council provides a chargeable special 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 (tip household waste recycling centre).

Furniture - Donate your re-usable items to Hyndburn Used Furniture Store on telephone number - 01254 393784. Some local charity shops offer a free collection service for unwanted furniture. Or use the websites Freegle or Freecycle.

Greeting Cards - These can be placed in the white 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) at www.mpsonline.org.uk or by calling 0845 703 4599.

Metal - Metals cans be taken to the tip (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 - Real nappies are an evnironmentally friendly cloth alternative to disposable nappies. They can be easily washed and reused. For more information see http://www.goreal.org.uk/

Oil - For used engine oil and cooking oil there are oil recycling banks at the tip (household waste recycling centre).

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 Freegle or Freecycle

Rubble - Bricks, building material and hardcore can be recycled by taking to the tip (household waste recycling centres) and placed in the hardcore container.

Textiles - Charity shops will accept all good quality clothing, bedding, curtains and textiles. There are also textile recycling banks on several of the recycling centres .

Recycling sites

There are 20 recycling locations as well as the two tips (household waste recycling centres) in the Ribble Valley where householders can take their waste for recycling. Please see following table for locations and facilities:

 Location Glass  Paper  Cans  Textiles  Shoes 

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

Yes

 

 

Yes

Yes

Booths, Station Road, Clitheroe BB7 2JT

 

 

 

Yes

Yes

Edisford Road Car Park, Clitheroe BB7 3LA

Yes

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Mitchell Street Car Park, Clitheroe BB7 1DF

Yes

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

North Street Car Park, Clitheroe BB7 1PQ

Yes

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Sainsbury`s, Inglewhite Road, Longridge PR3 2PA

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

Booths, Berry Lane, Longridge PR3 3JP

Yes

 

 

Yes

Yes

Sabden Car Park BB7 9EW

Yes

 

 

 

Yes

Ribchester Car Park PR3 3YE

Yes

 

 

Yes

Yes

White Bull Car Park, Gisburn BB7 4HE

 

 

 

 

 

Spread Eagle Car Park, Sawley BB7 4NH

 

 

 

 

Yes

Pendle Hotel Car Park, Chatburn BB7 4JY

 

 

 

 

 

Village Hall Car Park, Downham BB7 4BS

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

Bolton-by-Bowland Car Park BB7 4NW

 

 

 

Yes

Yes

Pendleton Car Park BB7 1PT

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

Calfs Head Car Park, Worston BB7 1QA

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

Rendezvous Nightclub, Whalley BB7 9TD

Yes

 

Yes

 

 

Slaidburn Car Park BB7 3ES

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Parkers Arms Car Park, Newton BB7 3DY

Yes

 

 

 

 

Village Hall Car Park, Chipping PR3 2QH

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

Map of recycling sites in the Ribble Valley

 


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