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.
Radiation and radioactivity is encountered every day, mostly from natural sources and is harmless.
Sources of man-made radioactivity, are heavily controlled by law. Humans generate useful types of radiation including: X-rays, radio, radar and microwaves.
West Cumbria also houses a nuclear site, reprocessing facility and a potential new-nuclear power station.
Nuclear regulation and monitoring
We and other agencies monitor environmental levels of radiation - through the sampling of air, drinking water, foods, and upon beaches. Businesses and organisations wishing to use radioactive materials must be licensed and these are enforced by the Environment Agency.
Allerdale Borough Council is part of RIMNET a network that advises the Government and local authorities on actions following if a radiation incident occurred. More information can be found on the Gov.UK website.
Mobile phone signals
Mobile phone companies must submit a certificate with each application for a mobile phone mast to prove that the levels are not exceeded. School grounds concerned about radiation can request measurements from Ofcom.