Where can I recycle waste in Allerdale?
There are a number of locations you can take recycling in Allerdale.
You can also find out more about what items can go in which bin with our A-Z recycling index .
Small recycling points
Small recycling points are situated around the borough. These can take glass, cans and plastics as well as paper and card.
Please do not leave other items like white goods at these points.
|Aikton||Village Hall||CA7 0HP|
|Allonby||By the public conveniences||CA15 6PT|
|Anthorn||Village Hall||CA7 5AW|
|Aspatria||Queen Street car park||CA7 3AR|
|Blencogo||Village Hall||CA7 0BZ|
|Borrowdale||Scafell Hotel||CA12 5XB|
|Bromfield||Greyhound Inn car park||CA7 3NB|
|Caldbeck||Parish Hall, Upton||CA7 8EU|
|Cockermouth||Sullart Street car park||CA13 0DZ|
|Cockermouth||Kirkgate Centre car park||CA13 9PJ|
|Keswick||Otley Road car park||CA12 5LE|
|Maryport*||Maryport HWRC, Solway Ind Estate||CA15 8NT|
|Newton Arlosh||Joiners Arms||CA7 5ET|
|Rosley||Rosley Village Hall||CA7 0LU|
|Silloth||North View Car Park||CA7 4AW|
|Stair||Newlands Institute||CA12 5UF|
|Thursby||Crofton Mission Hall||CA5 6QB|
|Waverton||Village Hall||CA7 0AE|
|Welton||Village Green, Welton||CA5 7ES|
|Westward||Church car park||CA7 8LZ|
|Wigton*||Syke Park HWRC, Wigton||CA7 9NE|
|Wigton||Co-op car park, Station Road||CA7 9BA|
|Workington*||Clay Flatts Industrial Estate HWRC, Workington||CA14 3YA|
|Workington||Tesco Store, New Bridge Road||CA14 3YG|
- The Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) at Clay Flatts in Workington only accepts glass recycling, not cans nor plastics. The HWRCs at Maryport and Wigton accept glass, cans and plastics. All three HWRCs accept garden waste.
Large household items
As well as the recycling centres, we offer a service to collect larger household items from your home for a charge. The details are on our Bulky item collection page.
Large Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) in Allerdale
There are three large household waste recycling centres in Allerdale at Workington, Maryport and Wigton. They are run by Cumbria County Council.
All accept garden waste.
Workington HWRC accepts glass, but not cans and plastics. However, the centres at Wigton and Maryport do accept glass, cans and plastics.
There are other sites in neighbouring boroughs - such as Eden, South Lakeland, Carlisle and Copeland.
Details of opening times and what can be deposited at each site can be found on the Household Waste Recycling Centres page on Cumbria County Council's website . These sites are for residents to recycle and dispose of domestic waste only.
Cumbria County Council's Waste Helpline telephone number is 0300 003 1118.
HWRC permit scheme
Please note that the permit scheme has changed due to the coronavirus outbreak. Please check the Cumbria County Council website for the latest information.
There is a 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.
Commercial/trade customers are not permitted to use these sites and will not be issued permits to enter the sites.
For more information about the permit scheme go to the Cumbria County Council website where you can also apply for a household waste recycling centre permit .