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Allerdale Borough Council,
Allerdale House,
CA14 3YJ

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New arrangements for the removal of flood-damaged waste

19 February 2016

New arrangements are now in place for the removal of flood-damaged waste from homes and businesses.

The Council collected hundreds of tonnes of flood damaged goods and material in the weeks immediately after the storms which hit the area in December.

The rules on the disposal of building material, such as plaster and plasterboard were relaxed by Cumbria County Council and the Environment Agency in the immediate aftermath of the floods, which meant the Council could take this type material as part of its normal collections.

This was to help businesses and residents recover and start repair work as quickly as possible. However, the relaxation on the rules ended on 31 January 2016 and so Allerdale Borough Council is no longer able to provide this service.

Individual householders can take any bagged building material to the local municipal waste sites in Maryport, Workington or Wigton. For further advice on disposing of this material, call Allerdale Borough Council on 01900 702 800.

Any material produced by building contractors is deemed to be commercial waste and should be disposed of by them in the correct way, as required under their duty of care as commercial waste producers.

Allerdale Borough Council also offers a bulky waste collection for householders. Residents can have up to six items collected for £19.17. This includes items such as sofas, fridges and mattresses.

Allerdale Borough Council officers are committed to help all those that have suffered as a result of the flooding. For advice on waste collection please contact us on 01900 702 800.

For advice on anything else flood-related, such as access to grants and funding for repairs and flood prevention measures, please call the Council’s Customer Services team on 01900 702600 or take a look at

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0303 123 1702

Allerdale Borough Council
Allerdale House, Workington, Cumbria,
CA14 3YJ