Close ​​​​​​​Waste collections

We are currently experiencing issues with our bin collections which means we have not been able to make it to some properties on the scheduled day. We apologise to everyone affected by this. To help alleviate the issue whilst a long-term solution is devised, we are suspending garden waste and glass, cans and plastic collections for up to two months from 8 July 2019. More details.

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Where can I recycle waste in Allerdale?

There are a number of locations you can take recycling in Allerdale

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. 

Recycling sites in Allerdale
AreaLocationPostcode
AiktonVillage HallCA7 0HP
AllonbyBy the public conveniencesCA15 6PT
AnthornVillage HallCA7 5AW
AspatriaQueen Street car parkCA7 3AR
BlencogoVillage HallCA7 0BZ
BorrowdaleScafell HotelCA12 5XB
BromfieldGreyhound Inn car parkCA7 3NB
CaldbeckParish Hall, UptonCA7 8EU
CockermouthSullart Street car parkCA13 0DZ
CockermouthKirkgate Centre car parkCA13 9PJ
KeswickOtley Road car parkCA12 5LE
Maryport*Maryport HWRC, Solway Ind EstateCA15 8NT
Newton ArloshJoiners ArmsCA7 5ET
RosleyRosley Village HallCA7 0LU
SillothNorth View Car ParkCA7 4AW
StairNewlands InstituteCA12 5UF
ThursbyCrofton Mission HallCA5 6QB
WavertonVillage HallCA7 0AE
WeltonVillage Green, WeltonCA5 7ES
WestwardChurch car parkCA7 8LZ
Wigton*Syke Park HWRC, WigtonCA7 9NE
WigtonCo-op car park, Station RoadCA7 9BA
Workington*Clay Flatts Industrial Estate HWRC, WorkingtonCA14 3YA
WorkingtonTesco Store, New Bridge RoadCA14 3YG
WorkingtonSolway House, off Moss Bay RoadCA14 3XH

*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 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.

A full list, details of opening times and what can be deposited at each site can be found on the Cumbria County Council website. 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 at the Cumbria County Council website or by phoning 0300 003 1118.

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 collect 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.