Find out more about the changes to our bin collections. You can also check your bin day with our online calendar and if we have missed collecting your waste, you can report it online.You can also find out how to report issues to us online such as if you haven't had a calendar or a new bin/box.
Easter waste collections and opening hours
In the week beginning, 22 April, all collections will be a day later with collections usually due on Friday 26 April being carried out on Saturday 27 April. Collections return to normal in the following week. Find out more.
Elections - May 2019
Find out more about the local elections on 2 May 2019, including how to register to vote, how to apply for a postal or proxy vote and who is standing for election. You can also see a full breakdown of the results in 2015. You can also find out about the European Parliament elections on 23 May 2019.
Universal Credit is a new benefit that is replacing the six existing benefits with a single monthly payment if you are out of work or on a low income.
Universal Credit is replacing:
- Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Income Support
- Working Tax Credit
- Child Tax Credit
- Housing Benefit
If you are of working age and making a new claim you need apply for Universal Credit via the Department for Work and Pensions website.
You cannot apply for Universal Credit through Allerdale Borough Council, though we can help with making the most with your money and budgeting.
You may still be able to claim Housing Benefit if you live in supported accommodation, you have reached the qualifying age for state pension credit or you have three or more children. Please contact us if you are not sure whether you can claim.
If you would like to talk to us you can contact us via email or telephone our Customer Services team on