'Whilst litter picking I like to recycle as much as possible. I have come across cigarette lighters, can they be recycled?'
Not in the blue bin. If they are plastic and empty, put in the general waste (green bin) as they cannot be recycled.
If you come across full lighters or anything hazardous on your litter picks do not attempt to clear it, the Fenland crews are happy to come out and deal with it. You can report it here
If you have lighters at home you wish to get rid of, that are full, take them to the household recycling centre, to be safely disposed off.
Metal lighters - you may wish to take to a local pawnbroker or auction and sell it, you may be surprised how much you can get for them, even broken.