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Recycling and waste

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Our Recycling and Waste team provides a range of  services to residents, businesses and visitors in Copeland. We are committed to providing efficient and cost-effective waste services.

We provide:

  • A regular refuse collection for the 33,000 homes in the borough, including assisted bin collections for those who need help. Click here to view your collection calendar
  • A regular garden waste collection service between March and November. Click here for more information about what can go in your garden bin.
  • A kerbside recycling service for more than 96 per cent of households - find out more here
  • A paid-for collection service for large items such as furniture and white goods. Please call 01946 598300 to arrange this.
  • A 7-day-a-week trade waste service
  • Community recycling points throughout the borough
  • A street cleaning service for more than 500 kilometres of streets and roads
  • Seasonal beach cleaning
  • Collections from more than 500 litter bins
  • Removal of fly tipping from the council's land
  • Support of community/voluntary clean-ups

Household Waste Recycling Centres are run by Cumbria County Council and are located throughout the county. In Copeland they are in Frizington and Millom.
Why not take a look at our A-Z list of what you can recycle and where?
Click here for information on the disposal of needles and syringes.
If you think your bin or recycling collection has been delayed, click here.