Waste and recycling


Waste and recycling

  1. 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.

  2. Moresby Parks

    Location of the Copeland Borough Council Moresby Parks site.

  3. 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



  4. Refuse collection

    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.

  5. What are the opening hours for Frizington tip?
  6. Kerbside recycling service

    We operate a kerbside recycling collection service for paper, glass and cans from households on a fortnightly basis.

  7. What are the opening hours of the Millom tip?
  8. Recycling points

    There are over thirty recycling points throughout the borough to make recycling easy wherever you go.

  9. How can I arrange collection of an old bed?
  10. 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.)

  11. How do I create less waste?
  12. 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.

  13. What and where can I recycle?
  14. 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
  15. What can go in your brown bin?
  16. Allotments

    Here you will find information about the cost of an allotment and details of how to put your name on our waiting list.

  17. Do tips open on Bank Holidays?
  18. 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.

  19. Can I take a van load to the tip?
  20. 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

  21. Can I put vegetable peelings in the brown bin?
  22. Brown Bin Garden Collection

    Your brown bin is collected on a fortnightly basis between March and October.  You can check your collection dates here.

  23. How do I get a compost bin?
  24. Commercial Waste Bins

    Details of commercial waste bins.

    For more information regarding commercial waste, please click here

  25. Household Waste Recycling Centres

    A Household Waste Recycling Centre is a large waste and recycling collection centre, operated by Cumbria County Council. To find out more information about opening times and location, please click here.

    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: 



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