Close ​​​​​​​Waste collections

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.


Crunch Household Waste Collection

We provide a free service for the collection of additional household waste in Cockermouth, Aspatria and Silloth which currently don't have Household Waste Recycling Centres. 

Items the crunch will and will not accept

The crunch will accept

Household waste



The crunch can't accept

Commercial waste

Fridges and freezers


Washing machines


Fluorescent tubes

Batteries (household or car)

Liquid (oil, paint etc)


Bricks and rubble

When and where does the crunch service operate?

The crunch service is monthly on the following days, times and locations:

Saturday 6 April 2019

Saturday 4th May 2019

Saturday 15th June 2019

Saturday 13th July 2019

Saturday 10th August 2019

Saturday 14th September 2019

Saturday 5th October 2019

Saturday 9th November 2019

Saturday 7th December 2019

Saturday 18th January 2020

Saturday 8th February 2020

Saturday 7th March 2020

Cockermouth - 8.00am - 11.25am

Silloth - 8.00am - 09.45am

Aspatria - 10.00am - 11.15am


Silloth, Skinburness Road Car Park

Aspatria, Queen Street Car Park

Cockermouth, Wakefield Road Car Park 

(see maps below)

Guidance for using the crunch service

The area used for the crunch will be cordoned off allowing  access to the refuse vehicle and ensuring a steady flow of vehicles in and out of the site. This will save you time as well as making the service as safe as possible.

Our trained crew will be onsite to help you so for safety reasons please don't attempt to place items in the wagon yourself.

Please don't dump items at the crunch locations before the vehicle arrives as this will be classed as fly tipping. We ask that residents who arrive early with waste are patient and wait for the collection vehicle.


Location maps for the crunch service

Skinburness Road car park, Silloth

Queen Street car park, Aspatria

Wakefield Road car park, Cockermouth