What if I forgot to put my bin out?
Your bin will not be collected until your next collection. However, you can take household waste to the household waste recycling centres.
What if I put my bin out on the wrong day?
Your bin will be collected on the next collection day.
If you have a valid need for more capacity such as a very large family, we will carry out a check on what you are throwing away to see if there is a way we can help you reduce it.An additional bin may be offered but you will have to pay for this. More than one brown or blue bin is allowed.
Consider taking textiles to local charity shops.
Recycling collection points near you are available to view online. My bin is damaged - can I have a new one?You can report a damaged bin online. There is a charge of £30 for replacement bins. Replacement containers may not be brand new but will be of a useable standard.
Can I compost at home?
Yes. Over half of the rubbish in most household bins can be composted instead of being sent to landfill. By composting at home you can turn your rubbish into a valuable conditioner to improve the structure, texture and aeration in your soil, helping your garden to bloom. Items such as fruit and vegetable peelings, tea bags, egg shells, cardboard and of course your green garden waste can all be composted.
A home compost bin scheme is in operation throughout Lancashire. To find out more about composting or to order a bin visit www.getcomposting.com
Chorley Council has recently reviewed its policy regarding the provision of ‘Bring site’ recycling banks and the decision has been made to remove all Council provided containers from bring sites across the Borough.
There are several reasons for this decision;
• Households now have a comprehensive kerbside collections service to recycle paper, card, tins, cans, glass bottles and plastic bottles.
• Other materials such as textiles, shoes and books are readily accepted for re-use / re-sale at local Charity shops or via charitable kerbside collections.
• Since the introduction of kerbside recycling the amount of recycling collected from bring sites has dropped off markedly.
• The sites have attracted an increasing amount of contamination with general waste and fly tipped items next to and inside the banks.
Recycling containers will be removed from sites at the beginning of February.
Please continue to recycle using;
• Kerbside collections
• Local Charity shops
• The Household Waste Recycling Centres at Lower Burgh, PR7 3QN or Flensburg Way, Leyland PR26 6PH