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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

• See the latest news and get more information regarding coronavirus (Covid-19) and our services.

• 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. 

Empty Homes Matchmaker Scheme

The Empty Homes Matchmaker Scheme aims to match empty home owners (who would like to sell their property) with people who want to buy an empty home. Whether your empty home needs total renovation or is ready to move into, you are welcome to join the scheme.

We shall put a lists of home below when we get them.

If you have an empty home we do also provide a grant scheme to help pay for any costs of getting them back into use.

Each year we co-produce a newsletter outlining the work we do with homeowners to reduce the number of empty properties in Allerdale. 

View & download the Empty Homes newsletter (September 2019)

How do I join the Matchmaker Scheme?

To SELL your empty home please complete the 'Sellers Registration form' below by downloading it to your computer, filling in and email or post it to us. Your home must have been unoccupied for over six months.

To BUY an empty home please let us know what you are looking for by completing the 'Buyers Registration form'  below by downloading it to your computer, filling in and email or post it to us.

Download the current list of registered 'buyers' and their requirements

When Allerdale Borough Council spots a 'match' between an empty home for sale and a buyer's requirements, the empty home owner will receive the buyer's details to follow up. Or if a buyer sees an empty property on this website which they may be interested in, they can contact Housing Services to pass their details onto the seller.

The Empty Homes Matchmaker Scheme is a free display service and Allerdale Borough Council has not verified the descriptions of individual properties published and can in no way be held liable for inaccurate information published. 

The empty home owner is expected to keep Allerdale Borough Council up to date with the progress of any sale, whether through this scheme or otherwise.

A hard copy of the 'Empty Homes For Sale list' can be sent to you upon request. Please contact the Housing Services department to request a copy.

Contacting the Housing Services Team

Allerdale Borough Council's Housing Services department can be contacted by calling 0303 123 1702  or emailing

Please note: for confidentiality purposes no personal details are published on the website and any negotiations and/or sales take place directly between the seller and buyer.

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