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, you can report 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.

 

Easter waste collections and opening hours

In the week beginning, 22 April, all collections will be a day later with collections usually due on Friday 26 April being carried out on Saturday 27 April. Collections return to normal in the following week. Find out more.

 

Elections - May 2019

Find out more about the local elections on 2 May 2019, including how to register to vote, how to apply for a postal or proxy vote and who is standing for election. You can also see a full breakdown of the results in 2015. You can also find out about the European Parliament elections on 23 May 2019.

If you are having a clear-out, please don’t fly-tip it. You can donate items to your local charity shop. Or make use of Cumbria County Council’s household waste recycling centres which are open throughout the Christmas and New Year period. 

Where to recycle?

We provide weekly general refuse and fortnightly recycling collection services throughout Allerdale. If you have excess waste or an item that is too large for your normal bin there are other ways to dispose of it.

Small recycling points around the borough - the map below shows where they are and what they take. Please do not leave other items like white goods at these points. 

Large household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) - there are three large household waste recycling centres in Allerdale at Workington, Maryport and Wigton. There are others in neighbouring boroughs - such as Eden, South Lakeland, Carlisle and Copeland. A full list and details can be found on the Cumbria County Council website. They are also shown on the map below. These sites are for residents to recycle and dispose of domestic waste only.

There is permit scheme in operation on the HWRC sites which means you will have to obtain a permit if you are a domestic resident and drive a van, pick-up, or flatbed or tow a large trailer.  Applications for a permit can be made online or by phone. Details are on the Cumbria County Council website

Commercial/trade customers are not permitted to use these sites and will not be issued permits to enter the sites. 

Large household items

As well as the recycling centres, we offer a 'Bulky item collection' service to collected larger household items from your home for a charge.

Locations of local recycling centres with the large recycling bins which take glass bottles, cans, plastics, paper and card are in the map below.

Permit Scheme

There is now a permit scheme in operation on these sites which you will have to obtain if you are a domestic resident and drive a van, pick-up, or flatbed or tow a large trailer. 
Commercial/trade customers are not permitted to use these sites and will not be issued permits to enter the sites. 
For more information regarding the permit scheme or to obtain a permit please call either 0300 003 1118 or 01228 518129, or visit www.cumbria.gov.uk/wastepermit.