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Lancaster City Council

Serving Lancaster, Morecambe, Heysham, Carnforth and the surrounding rural and coastal areas 

Lancaster Eco-Alliance Project (LA1)

Local FB eco-group Love Life, Love Lancaster is running a campaign (Apr-Aug) to promote local shops that take in clean shopping bags/tubs to reuse. You can check out the already participated shops here.  

Unwanted Gift Swap

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 10:00 at Ahoy, 57 King St, Lancaster LA1 1RE

Council votes to reduce use of plastic bottles

3/11/17: A bid by Labour councillors to encourage more residents and businesses to do their bit to reduce the number of plastic bottles ending up in landfill and the sea has been supported unanimously by Lancaster City Council

Bay Waste

Unit 14, Heysham Business Park, Middleton Road, Heysham, Morecambe, Lancashire, LA3 3PP. Tel: 07519 339843 / 01524 851626. Bay Waste is a fully licensed waste carrier providing a high quality waste removal and disposal service in the Morecambe, Lancaster and surrounding areas.  

Alfred Street Recycling Site to close, branded eyesore by locals

19/5/15: Lancaster City Council is to close Alfred Street recycling site in Lancaster after local residents said it had become an eyesore. In November last year, the council asked residents in the area for their views on the site and the vast majority felt that the site had become a hotspot for flytipping and that they would be happy to recycle using their kerbside recycling boxes.

Changes to council services and opening times this Christmas

13/12/13: There will be a number of changes to the availability of Lancaster City Council services and facilities this Christmas. Closure of public buildings Lancaster and Morecambe town halls and the council's housing office on Cable Street, Lancaster will close for Christmas at 3pm on Christmas Eve and re-open at 9.00am (until 5.00pm) on Monday 30th December.

Christmas Trees collected

28/12/12: St John’s Hospice will once again be collecting and recycling Christmas trees on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th January 2013, for a minimum donation of £5 per tree. Trees will be collected from the following postcode areas: LA1, LA2, LA3, LA4, LA5. To arrange a collection visit the St John's Hospice tree collection page.

Have you got the bottle to recycle?

9/7/12: Lancaster City Council is encouraging everyone in the district to recycle all their plastic bottles. In the UK, 15 million plastic bottles are used every day, but less than 50 per cent of these are recycled, and so, to raise awareness about the plight of the plastic bottle, the council has launched a competition.

New Refuse and Recycling Calendars

17/5/12: Lancaster City Council has begun delivering new refuse and recycling calendars to households throughout May and June. For some residents the calendars include important changes to which bin is collected on which week, so it is wise to keep hold of your new calendar as these changes may affect you.

Spoil your garden rotten with free compost

26/3/12: Local residents can reap the rewards of food and green waste recycling by collecting free compost made from the waste collected from green bins. Lancaster City Council, with the help of pupils from Lancaster Road School, will be at Sainsbury’s, Morecambe on Thursday 29th March. Everyone is welcome to come along from 8.00am to fill up their bags.

Proposed charges for replacement bins look set to be thrown out

10/2/12: Lancaster City Council’s Cabinet will be recommended not to introduce new charges for the replacement of bins and boxes at their meeting next week - even though the cost of doing so has escalated at an alarming rate. Next Tuesday, Cabinet members will consider a report on the possible introduction of charges due to the increasing costs of providing new bins and boxes to residents.

Recycling boost for Carnforth

27/5/11: Recycling is on the up in the Lancaster district, but there are still some items that cannot be put in the kerbside collection boxes. Tetra Paks require a specialist recycling process and should be taken to special collection banks. The good news for Carnforth residents is that there is now a recycling bank for Tetra Paks at Keer Bridge recycling centre.

Local bin collections hampered by bad weather

2/12/10: The recent bad weather conditions is causing difficulties for the refuse and recycling collecting from many areas of the district, but Lancaster City Council say they are doing their best to return to collect missed refuse and recycling collections as quickly as they can. Many of the side roads taken by the collection vehicles are too dangerous to drive along given the icy conditions.

Keeping a lid on recycling

2/12/10: As the food waste recycling scheme continues to be rolled out across the Lancaster and Morecambe district, the majority of households should have received their silver kitchen caddies and those without green garden bins, a green outdoor caddy.

New food waste scheme launches

12/10/10: Residents across the Lancaster district will be able to do their bit towards tackling climate change when a new scheme is introduced in November. Over the next few weeks food waste recycling will be introduced by Lancaster City Council across the district in a new scheme whose launch was delayed when handling centres elesewhere in the County failed to open on schedule earlier in the year.

Make space for Christmas this October with Bulky Matters

21/9/10: As the run up to Christmas begins, local recycling operation Bulky Matters is encouraging anyone having a clear out to take advantage of its October special offer. Bulky Matters, a partnership between Lancaster City Council and local re-use charity Furniture Matters, collects unwanted household items from inside people’s homes, at a time to suit them, for a small fee.

Food Waste Recycling on the way for Lancaster and Morecambe

27/5/10: Lancaster City Council is to begin fortnightly collections of Food Waste in August, in a revamp of its refuse and recycling schemes, detailed on new calendars now dropping through letterboxes across the district.

Bins, Boxes and Fines

26/10/09: Local councilors have organised a public meeting to discuss how to improve waste collection and recycling activities in terraced streets with back alleys.

Recycle your Bicycle!

26/10/09: With Lancaster a designated Cycling Town and as more and more people in the Lancaster district catch the cycling bug, there's bound to be a greater demand for good quality bikes but at a low cost.