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Garden waste collections

The council and our waste collection partners Allerdale Waste Services would like to apologise for the issues which have affected some properties' garden waste collections over the last couple of weeks. The issues have been caused by self-isolation and other staff absences. 

The advice for households who've not had their collection this week is to take bins back in and present them on their next scheduled garden waste collection day.

Households are advised to continue checking our website and social media accounts for the latest information on collections.

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Coronavirus

England has moved into Step 4 from 19 July 2021

• See the latest news and get more information regarding coronavirus (Covid-19) and our services.

• Help and advice for affected businesses, charities and other organisations.

• Advice for individuals including the Test and Trace Support payment to help those self-isolating.

• Our customer contact centres have reopened to public on an appointment-only basis. However, please use our online forms, webchat, app and phone number to contact us where possible. Contact us link includes details on how to book an appointment. 

Sewage sludge odours

This is a by-product of the treatment of sewage at wastewater treatment works and sewerage systems.

Water is removed from the sludge and lime is added to produce sewage sludge cake. Read the Government's Code of Practice on the best environmental options if you produce or use sewage sludge on agricultural land. 

The addition of lime reduces potential for odour, kills bacteria to a safe level and improves its suitability for spreading on agricultural land.

Any environmental problems caused by the storage of sewage sludge are regulated by the Environment Agency .

For the best practice on reducing ammonia emissions, please read this  Code of Good Agricultural Practice from DEFRA .

Odours caused during the spreading of sewage sludge can be investigated by our Environmental Protection team. Typically, complaints will not be considered only if the odour persists for a mininum of 24 hours after spreading.

Report sewage sludge odour to us

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