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Copeland's Christmas arrangements

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Copeland Council is putting out useful festive information to make sure the Christmas holidays go smoothly.

Information including bin collections, office opening hours and emergency telephone numbers should help residents enjoy the season.

The Council’s office opening hours are:

The Copeland Centre will close at 1pm on Christmas Eve and the new reception at the Market Hall will open on Tuesday January 5.

The Millom office will close at 1pm on Christmas Eve and open at 9am on Tuesday January 5.

Our Cleator Moor Locallinks office – normally open on Mondays and Tuesdays – will not open on January 4 and 5, but will open the following Monday and Tuesday as normal.

Our customer services team will be taking emergency calls (ie regarding flooding, homelessness, dangerous buildings) on Monday January 4, even though our offices won’t be open to the public.

Waste collections for some people will change slightly over the festive period. The details will be on residents’ waste calendars (available at, but the main changes are as follows:

Monday Dec 21 - Thurs 24 – as normal
Friday Dec 25 – no collections (will be collected on Sunday 27)
Sat Dec 26 – no collections
Sun Dec 27 - collections from December 25
Mon Dec 28-Thurs 31 – as normal
Fri Jan 1 2016 – no collections (will be collected on Sat Jan 2)
Sat Jan 2 – collections from January 1.