Recycling Lives centre becomes a Designated Collection Facility (DCF)

The Recycling Lives Centre on Preston’s Essex Street is now officially registered with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills as a Designated Collection Facility (DCF), making it part of a national network of collection points for domestically produced waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).

Recycling Lives’ move to become a DCF comes, in part, as a response to the closure of four of Lancashire’s Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs), all of which were also DCFs, formerly located in Garstang, Great Harwood, Bacup and Colne.

And, while only the Recycling Lives Centre on Essex Street is currently registered as a DCF, the organisation also plans to seek the same designation for its other sites.

Household-originating waste can now be taken to the Recycling Lives Centre free of charge by members of the public. Waste collected is segregated into six categories:

  • Large Domestic Appliances (washing machines, dishwashers, tumble dryers)
  • Small Domestic Appliances (irons, kettles, toasters)
  • Gas Discharge Lamps (fluorescent tubes, sodium lamps)
  • Cooling Equipment (fridges and freezers)
  • Display Screen Equipment (televisions, monitors both CRT and flat panel)
  • Portable Batteries
  • All of the materials collected are able to be processed at one of Recycling Lives’ Approved Authorised Treatment Facilities.

Recycling Lives new status as a DCF will not only ensure that domestic WEEE materials continue to be recycled in the North West, but will help to spread the word about the good work that we do and bring in even more recyclable WEEE than before.

Opening Times:

Monday to Thursday, 0800hrs to 1730hrs
Friday 0800hrs to 1630hrs
Saturday 0800hrs to 1200hrs

Address: Recycling Lives Centre, Essex Street, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 1AQ