Waste and recycling
Waste and Recycling
Copeland Borough Council's Waste Management section provides a wide range of waste related services to the people, businesses and visitors of Copeland. We are committed to the provision of efficient, cost effective waste services.
Report fly tipping
If you see any fly tipping please report it by calling us on 01946 598300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please try and describe the location of the items as accurately as possible and tell us the nature of what has been dumped. We will then clean up the mess and investigate the culprits.
Household Waste Recycling Centre
We have pulled together a series of frequently asked questions about household waste recycling sites - you might refer to these as the tip or dump.
Household Waste Recycling Centres are run by Cumbria County Council - for detailed and up-to-date information please use the following numbers:
Household Waste Recycling Centre permit line 0845 0551118
Frizington Household Waste Recycling Centre 01946 813613
Millom Household Waste Recycling Centre 01229 771447 (Currently offering limited services due to the site being flooded.)
Location of the Copeland Borough Council Moresby Parks site.
List of recycling sites
A list of sites across Copeland where you can take items to be recycled. This list tells you which items you can recycle at each place.
We collect household waste from 32,000 properties across Copeland either by providing a fortnightly wheeled bin collection service or a weekly blue bag service.
Food waste digester application form
Application form to buy a discounted food waste digester. Print this off and fill it in to apply for one of the digesters.
For more info about these digesters and recycling, please visit http://www.recycleforcumbria.org/.
Kerbside recycling service
We operate a kerbside recycling collection service for paper, glass and cans from households on a fortnightly basis.
- What are the opening hours for Frizington tip?
There are over thirty recycling points throughout the borough to make recycling easy wherever you go.
- What are the opening hours of the Millom tip?
Household Waste Recycling Centres or tips
Cumbria County Council operate large Household Waste Recycling Centres across Cumbria, with two in Copeland. These are sometimes known as tips.
PLEASE NOTE: Waste Recycling Centre's are the County Councils responsibility. Copeland Borough Council are not responsible for Waste Recycling Centres. Please contact the following for further information:
Waste Recycling Centre permit line 0845 0551118
Frizington Waste Recycling Centre 01946 813613
Millom Waste Recycling Centre 01229771447 (Currently offering limited services due to site being flooded.)
- How can I arrange collection of an old bed?
Assisted Collection Service
If you are permanently or temporarily unable to place your bin out for collection then you may be eligible for an assisted bin collection. Find out more below.
- How do I create less waste?
Large Wheeled Bins
Customers will be able to apply for a larger wheeled bin (or additional blue bags) where they meet the following criteria:
- 6 or more permanent residents or
- 5 permanent residents including 1 under the age of 5 or
- 4 permanent residents including 2 under the age of 5 or
- A medical condition which produces non-infectious clinical waste
- What and where can I recycle?
Here you will find information about the cost of an allotment and details of how to put your name on our waiting list.
- What can go in your brown bin?
Discarded needles or syringes
Discarded hypodermic needles and syringes are extremely dangerous and could cause injury or infection, if you find a needle or syringe on public land or council premises then it should be reported immediately to our Council’s Neighbourhoods Services Team.
- Do tips open on Bank Holidays?
Trade Waste Collection
Trade waste collection
We provide a low cost, flexible and responsive trade waste collection service throughout the Copeland borough to both small and large producers of commercial waste.
We offer free advice on suitability, container location, collection and all other aspects of trade waste that could save you money.
• Competitive prices
• No VAT to pay on collections
• Low cost waste transfer note
• No hidden extra costs
• Service tailored to your needs
• Reliable, flexible service
• No lengthy tie-in
• Collections available 7 days a week (where viable)
• Local, knowledgeable staff
• Waste is not sent to landfill
- Can I take a van load to the tip?
Brown Bin Garden Collection
Your brown bin is collected on a fortnightly basis between March and October. You can check your collection dates here.
- Can I put vegetable peelings in the brown bin?