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Allerdale Borough Council,
Allerdale House,
CA14 3YJ

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Allerdale Borough Council Green Waste Collection

12 November 2013

Allerdale Borough Council provides a valued Green Waste, or “Garden Waste”, collection service to the vast majority of properties across the Borough. The collection service operates during the months when most garden waste is created, during the spring, summer and into the autumn.

Historically collections have extended into the month of November, however over recent years it has been noticed that the amounts of green waste collected during this month have been very low. Whilst noticing this decline in green waste volumes as we enter winter, the Council has also observed a sharp increase in reports of dog fouling as the nights draw in and some irresponsible dog owners believe that the darkness gives them an excuse for not clearing up after their dogs.

It is for this reason that this year the Council has taken the opportunity to move some resources from the generally underused November green waste collections, to additional dog fouling clean up patrols. If, as a result of the unusually mild autumn, householders find themselves clearing leaves later in autumn than usual, Recycling Centres at Wigton, Maryport and Workington accept green waste and householders can also take the opportunity to compost at home. Lots of advice as well as discounted compost bins are also available at

Also, due to public demand, all households across the Borough will also now receive one extra green waste collection during the first two weeks of December commencing on Monday 2 December. Households will be sent a leaflet giving details of when their collection will be made. You can also check your online recycling calendar.

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Contact us

0303 123 1702

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