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.

Air quality

We are committed to maintaining good air quality for good health and will continue to pursue further improvements where possible.

Air quality in urban and rural areas are constantly at risk by pollution from human activities. Emissions to air from industry are regulated under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and Clean Air Acts.

We monitor for Nitrogen Dioxide from vehicles and indistry using diffusion tube monitoring sites across the borough. We take proactive measures to tackling Particulate Matter and Sulphur Dioxide via Smoke Control Areas, Planning requirements, permitting processes and general air pollution regulatory activities under the Clean Air Act.

These Acts require that certain industrial and commercial premises are authorised. Information on these processes are kept on a public register at Allerdale House.

Air Quality Annual Status Report

We produce an Annual Status Report on air quality which you can download below:

Download the 2017 Air Quality Annual Status Report

Download the 2018 Air Quality Annual Status Report

Other useful information

You may also want to read through our advice on wood burning stoves and open fires, as well as the need for environmental permits.

Thankfully we tend to have very good quality air.