Waste and recycling
A list of all the recycling sites in Copeland.
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.)
List of bring sites
A list of locations where residents can take their recycling.
Copeland's new kerbside recycling service
In April 2018 we will launch our brand new kerbside recycling service.
It will replace the current 'black box' service. The service will cover the areas currently covered by the black box collections, and we also hope to extend it further where possible.
Take a look at our press releases:
This release was put out when we first revealed the scheme
This release tells you about two events we are running in December to tell people more about the service.
This release describes the containers we plan to use for the new service.
Christmas is a great time to recycle. Click here for lots of tips on festive recycling.
Until the new kerbside service comes in, we hope everyone will keep recycling as much as possible. This page tells you more about what you can recycle right now - in your black box or at 'bring' sites. This document tells you where those bring sites are.
Recycling bring sites
Recycling bring sites in Copeland
Location of the Copeland Borough Council Moresby Parks site.
- What are the opening hours for Frizington tip?
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.
- What are the opening hours of the Millom tip?
Kerbside recycling service
We operate a kerbside recycling collection service for paper, glass and cans from households on a fortnightly basis.
- How can I arrange collection of an old bed?
There are over thirty recycling points throughout the borough to make recycling easy wherever you go.
- How do I create less waste?
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.)
- What and where can I recycle?
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.
- What can go in your brown bin?
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
- Do tips open on Bank Holidays?
Here you will find information about the cost of an allotment and details of how to put your name on our waiting list.
- Can I take a van load to the tip?
Needles and syringes on public land
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 the Council.
- Can I put vegetable peelings in the brown bin?
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
- How do I get a compost bin?