Find out more about the changes to our bin collections. You can also check your bin day with our online calendar and if we have missed collecting your waste, you can report it online.You can also find out how to report issues to us online such as if you haven't had a calendar or a new bin/box.
Easter waste collections and opening hours
In the week beginning, 22 April, all collections will be a day later with collections usually due on Friday 26 April being carried out on Saturday 27 April. Collections return to normal in the following week. Find out more.
Elections - May 2019
Find out more about the local elections on 2 May 2019, including how to register to vote, how to apply for a postal or proxy vote and who is standing for election. You can also see a full breakdown of the results in 2015. You can also find out about the European Parliament elections on 23 May 2019.
Larger Bin Requests
The standard sized bin for a household is 120 litres. There may be circumstances where a larger amount of general waste is produced and a larger one is needed. In these cases 240 litre bins are available for residents who meet certain criteria. Please note, if you already have a 240 litre bin you will not be given a larger one.
A household may apply for a larger bin if it meets one or more of the following criteria :
Your household may be issued a larger bin in these cases
You live in the home full time (the property is not a second home or work away from home)
Five or more people living in the property
Four people in the household including children in nappies, for example one baby, one other child and two adults
If there are two babies and two adults in the property
If somebody in the household has a medical condition which produces a large amount of waste
Larger bins are not usually issued to the below types of household
A household with two adults and two older children
If there are two adults and one baby
If there are less than five people and no babies
The information supplied will only be used for the purpose of assessing waste arrangements; however, it may be cross-referenced with Council records.
Applications are subject to continuous monitoring. If circumstances change for example when a baby is no longer in nappies or somebody leaves the property the bin size will revert back to the standard 120 litre refuse bin.
At Allerdale we're keen to promote sustainable household waste management. If it is found that recyclable material is not being recycled but placed in the general refuse bin, the larger bin may be removed.
We are be happy to offer advice and support if needed, You can either contact our customer service team on 0303 123 1702 or find useful guidance on what you can recycle on or website page 'Which rubbish, which bin?'.