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See the latest news and get more information regarding coronavirus (Covid-19). Find out more about the help for affected businesses, charities and individuals including the Test and Trace Support payment. There is also advice on how to open your business and shop, safely. Please use our online forms, webchat, app and phone number to contact us. Our Wigton office is open by appointment only - call 0303 123 1702 to book an appointment to speak to a customer service advisor.

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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
  • 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.

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 .