Close Waste collections

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.

Trade Waste (Commercial Waste)

We work in partnership with contractor FCC to provide trade waste collection services around Allerdale. Waste generated from a business operation regardless of whether the business is part of your domestic residence is liable for a charge for removal and disposal. 

What we collect

  • General refuse
  • Paper/cardboard
  • Mixed recycling of glass, cans and plastic

Bin sizes

Bin sizes start at 120 litres (which is the size of a domestic refuse bin) to a maximum size of 1100L (this is the largest bin we offer which has four wheels and a roll top lid)

How often is trade waste collected?

We will collect your waste to suit your needs. You can request collection either:

  • Weekly
  • Fortnightly or
  • Monthly 

You can contact us if you need to change how often your waste is collected, request an additional collection or cancel a collection.

Request a Quote for Trade Waste Services

How much does it cost?

General waste collection price list
Bin size (litres) Price per collection
120l wheeled bin £4.10
240l wheeled bin £6.20
360l wheeled bin £9.30
660l wheeled bin £13.40
1100l wheeled bin £19.60
240l bespoke holiday let refuse bin (red lid) £310.00 per annum (£5.97 per collection)

Mixed recycling bins are for the collection of glass, cans and plastics.

Mixed recycling collection price list
Bin size (litres) Price per collection
120l wheeled bin £2.10
240l wheeled bin £3.10
360l wheeled bin £3.60
660l wheeled bin £7.75
1100l wheeled bin £8.10

All bin sizes for paper and card recycling are currently free of charge for our Trade Waste customers. 

What happens once I request a quote?

We promise to beat any like for like quote for trade waste services in the area.

Once we recieve your quote request we will contact you to arrange to visit the premises to carry out a risk assessment and provide a quote to suit your waste requirements.

Trade waste, what you need to know

Under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, all businesses (including those operating from home), have a legal responsibility to safely contain and legally dispose of any waste produced from their business. The local authority may issue you with a fixed penalty notice of £300 or take action in the Magistrates Court with a maximum fine of £5,000 if you fail to comply with the legislation.

The law applies to all types of business, no matter how small they are, what type of waste they create or how much. Waste is considered as anything that is no longer required such as:

  •  Old mail
  •  Cleaning products
  •  Food eaten on your premises
  •  Cardboard, plastics, sweepings
  •  Ashtray waste
  •  Damaged goods that cannot be returned.

It is illegal to take waste from businesses and place it in your domestic bin, or take it to a household waste recycling centre.

Get in touch with the team

To contact our trade waste team please eiteher call 0303 123 1702 or email