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Knife Surrender - Knife Bins

The best place to dispose of a knife is in a knife bin. These are safe and secure places to place unwanted knives or sharp items.

The knife bins are large and easy to spot and are in busy, well-lit areas across the county. They aim to provide a legal and safe way to surrender knives and bladed items including kitchen knives that you no longer need.

Using the bins helps to keep unwanted knives out of circulation. We empty the bins regularly and the knives are destroyed unless there is an obvious sign that one has been used in a crime.


Find your nearest knife bin:



84 Egerton Road, Blackpool, FY1 2NW

The Grange, Dinmore Avenue, Blackpool, FY3 7RW

Blackpool Boys and Girls Club, Bowness Avenue, Blackpool, FY1 6AA

Revoe Library, Grasmere Road, Blackpool, FY1 5HN


Croft Street, Burnley, BB11 2ED

Valley Street Community Centre, Burnley, BB11 5LY


Darwen Police Station, Union Street, Darwen BB3 0DA


London Street, Fleetwood, FY7 6SW


Under Carlisle Bridge, Morecambe Road, Lancaster, LA1 2RX


Near youth centre, Central Drive, Morecambe, LA4 4DE


Princess Street, Avenham, Preston, PR1 4HS

Kingsfold Community Centre, Kingsfold Drive, Preston, PR1 6EQ

Gamull Lancs, Preston. PR2 6SJ


Waterfoot Police Station, Bacup Road, BB4 7JA


Digmoor Community Centre, Birleywood, Skelmersdale, WN8 9BW

Tanhouse Community Centre, Ennerdale, Skelmersdale, WN8 6AN


Frequently asked questions about knife bins


What happens to the knives when the bins are emptied?

The knives are destroyed unless they show signs of being used in a crime in which case the police have a duty to investigate.

Can kitchen knives be put in the bins?

Yes. Any knives or sharp items can be disposed of in the knife bins. People who use the knife bins are disposing of knives safely and securely.

Are the knife bins safe?

Yes, the knife bins are safe and emptied regularly.