Close Waste collection services

Garden waste and recycling (glass, cans and plastic) services: We are working hard to get these services resumed and will announce a resumption date as soon as we can. We apologise for the inconvenience and thank customers for their patience. Domestic waste, paper/card and trade waste collections remain unaffected by the changes. More details here.


Emergency helplines

Our 24 hour emergency helpline number for our services is 0303 123 1702. You will hear a series of options to be put through to the correct section

If there is a danger to life, ring 999 immediately.

In emergency situations, such as a flood, one of the best ways to keep in touch with the latest information is to follow an organisations Twitter feed.

Please only use these numbers in genuine emergencies. You may be putting someone else's life at risk otherwise.

Allerdale Borough Council services - emergency contacts
ServiceOut of hoursTwitter feed
Out of hours/emergency number0303 123 1702@allerdale
Dangerous structures0303 123 1702@allerdale
Footway lights0303 123 1702@allerdale
Trees0303 123 1702@allerdale
Homelessness0303 123 1702@allerdale

Emergency contacts for other services and organisations

Emergency services
ServiceOut of hoursTwitter feed
Mountain Rescue999
Health services
ServiceOut of hoursTwitter feed
Cuedoc01228 401999
NHS Direct111@NHS111
West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven01946 693181
Housing and housing associations
ServiceOut of hours
Castles and Coasts0345 3450272
Home Housing0345 1414663
Impact Housing03448 736290
Westfield Housing0845 3457808
Cumbria County Council
ServiceOut of hoursTwitter feed
Road flooding and blocked road drains0300 303 2992@CumbriaCC
Social Services Helplines01228 526690 (adult) and 0333 240 1727 (children's)@CumbriaCC
Street Lights0300 303 2992@CumbriaCC
Trees (blocking a highway)0300 303 2992@CumbriaCC
Utility companies
ServiceOut of hoursTwitter feed
Electricity North West105 (or 0800 1954141)@ElectricityNW
Power lines or pylons down0800 1690719
National Grid - gas leaks0800 111999@nationalgriduk
United Utilities - Water, blocked public drains0845 7462200@CumbriaCC
Environment Agency - flooding
ServiceOut of hoursTwitter feed
Environment Agency - general0800 807060@EnvAgency
Floodline 24 hrs0345 988 1188@EnvAgency