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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.


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 0845 0551118 or 01228 518129, or visit www.cumbria.gov.uk/wastepermit.
Rules for Recycling Plasterboard, Plaster and Gypsum Wastes
The Environment Agency  guidance for the management of waste plasterboard, plaster and gypsum states that plasterboard, plaster and gypsum waste should be collected separately and sent for recovery.
This does not affect plaster attached to other waste, bricks for example, however, it does affect plaster mixed with other waste. So if plaster is not attached to other waste it should be segregated before being deposited at a Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC).
This is to encourage additional recycling of these materials. In addition, if these wastes are landfilled with other waste types they can degrade, producing an odorous gas.
Due to the number of different containers required it is not possible to provide a separate container for these wastes at all Household Waste Recycling Centres. Your nearest sites with suitable facilities are:
Flusco HWRC near Penrith
Project Furness HWRC, Barrow in Furness
Details of these sites can be found at recycleforcumbria.org
If you have any questions regarding the provision of services for waste plasterboard or gypsum you can contact Cumbria County Council's recycling helpline on 0845 055 1118. If you have any questions regarding the new Agency guidance on these wastes you can contact the Environment Agency on 08708 506506.