Location of recycling centres

Lancashire County Council runs the tips (Household Waste Recycling Centres) in Lancashire. There is a large Household Waste Recycling Centre at Balderstone Lane, Heasandford Industrial Estate, Burnley.

It is open 7 days a week, 9am to 5pm, closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day.

The Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) does not accept commercial waste. If you want to take household waste in a commercial type vehicle or trailer you will need to obtain a free permit from LCC- call 0300 123 6781.

Inert waste 

You will not be required to have a permit for inert waste (including plaster and plasterboard), but if delivering inert waste in a van or using a trailer you will need to make an appointment.

Vans, hire vans and trailers

Vans, hire vans OR trailers (including single axle trailers) must have an appointment. 

An appointment is for a van OR a trailer – NOT both. A van can be used to tow a trailer, but waste will not be accepted from both. Your trailer must display the same number plate as the vehicle you’re towing it with. 

Other recycling Sites

You can recycling any items which cannot be placed in doorstep collection recycling containers at the local ‘bring sites’ across Burnley.

There are three sites in Burnley where you can recycle paper, cans, glass, textiles, shoes and books at:

  • Sainsbury’s Superstore, Active Way, Burnley, BB12 0EA 
  • Asda Superstore, Princess Way, Burnley, BB12 0AE 
  • Tesco Superstore, Centenary Way, Burnley, BB11 2HE