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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.