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Garden waste collections

The council and our waste collection partners Allerdale Waste Services would like to apologise for the issues which have affected some properties' garden waste collections over the last couple of weeks. The issues have been caused by self-isolation and other staff absences. 

The advice for households who've not had their collection this week is to take bins back in and present them on their next scheduled garden waste collection day.

Households are advised to continue checking our website and social media accounts for the latest information on collections.


England has moved into Step 4 from 19 July 2021

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• Help and advice for affected businesses, charities and other organisations.

• Advice for individuals including the Test and Trace Support payment to help those self-isolating.

• Our customer contact centres have reopened to public on an appointment-only basis. However, please use our online forms, webchat, app and phone number to contact us where possible. Contact us link includes details on how to book an appointment. 

Bulky item collection

We offer a bulky item refuse collection to householders within Allerdale for a small fee.

To arrange a bulky item collection ring us on  0303 123 1702.

Below is a list of items we can collect. Unfortunately, if your item is not listed then we can't collect it. You may be able to take such items to the Household Waste Recycling Centres in Workington, Wigton or Maryport.  

Fees for bulky item collections from 1 April 2021 until 31 March 2022 are £28.26 for a collection of up to six items then an additional £28.26 for each group of up to six items after this.

Prices for a bulky item collection

Prices for bulky waste collection, prices as of 1 April 2021
Number of itemsPrice of collection
1-6 items£28.26
7-12 items£56.52
13-18 items£84.78

Bulky household items we can collect

If it is not listed here, we are unable to collect the item. See the list of Household Waste Recycling Centres for places to take items we do not collect. Certain vehicles, such as vans and pick ups, are only allowed to use these sites under a permit scheme. Guidance on the scheme and how to apply can be found on the Cumbria County Council website .

Bedroom furniture

  • Bed base
  • Bed headboard
  • Mattress
  • Dressing table
  • Wardrobe

Note: bed base, headboard and mattress are classed as three separate item.


Small electronic items

  • Computer/printer
  • Cooker
  • Cooker hob
  • DVD player
  • Microwave
  • Music centre/stereo
  • Portable heater (no gas bottles)
  • Television
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Video recorder

Garden equipment

  • Garden bench
  • Garden chair
  • Garden parasol
  • Garden parasol base
  • Electric lawnmower (not petrol mower or ride-on mower)

Home furniture

  • Sideboard/cabinet
  • Table
  • Armchair
  • Bookcase
  • Sofa
  • Television stand

Home office furniture

  • Chair
  • Chest of drawers
  • Computer table/desk
  • Desk
  • Wall unit



White goods

  • Chest freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Fridge freezer
  • Spin dryer
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine


  • Bicycle

Once a collection has been booked, leave your bulky items out for collection before 7am on the day.