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.

What happens to your recycling?

We collect thousands of tonnes of recycling every year. The recycling, paper and garden waste goes to a processing plant called Hespin Wood just outside of Carlisle which is run by Cumbria Waste Management. 

All the paper and card is mixed up to the right proportions before being sent to be reprocessed and turned into news print.

All the garden waste is added to giant compost heaps which are turned every week. Within eight weeks, we have some fantastic compost which is sold in shops.

How do you sort my glass, cans and plastics?

We're often asked how all the glass, cans and plastics gets sorted. The material goes through a special sorting machine. The video below explains it best: