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 today, we do apologise. You can check to see if we are due to return to collect your waste so you don't need to report it or, if not, how you can tell us about 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.
The different registers of electors - Full and Open Register
The Register of Electors contains all the names of those eligible to vote in Allerdale. If your name does not appear on the Register you cannot vote.
There are now two versions of the Register produced, the Full Register and the Open Register.
The Full Register
Lists everyone who is entitled to vote, you can check it by calling at the council offices in Keswick, Cockermouth, Maryport, Wigton and at Allerdale House in Workington. Only certain people and organisations can have copies on the full register and they can only use it for specified purposes, such as for elections, the prevention and detection of crime and checking your identity when you have applied for credit.
The law says who can have copies of the full register and what they can use it for. The full list of these people and purposes is given in the Representation of the People (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2002. It is a criminal offence for them to pass it on to anyone else or to use it for any other purpose.
The Open Register (formerly known as Edited Register)
Electors can opt out of appearing on the Open Register. The Open Register can be bought by anyone who asks for a copy and they may use it for any purpose. To opt out of the Open Register contact us on the telephone number or email shown.
The Register of Electors is revised every August/September time and is published each year on the 1st December. This process is called our annual canvass.
The Register is also updated every month during January and September and this is called Rolling Registration.
Proof of Registration
If you require proof that your name appears on the current register of electors, just contact us and a certificate of registration will be provided for free.