Waste and recycling

  1. Do tips open on Bank Holidays?
  2. Beach cleaners in action for the summer
  3. Can I take a van load to the tip?
  4. Kerbside recycling service

    We collect paper, glass, metal, plastic and card from the kerbside for 96 per cent of residents.

  5. 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



  6. Can I put vegetable peelings in the brown bin?
  7. Recycling points

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

  8. Recycling bring sites

    Recycling bring sites in Copeland

  9. How do I get a compost bin?
  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 

  11. Glass recycling - what goes in?

    Find out exactly what you can - and can't - put in your glass recycling box.

  12. 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 0300 003 1118  

    Frizington Household Waste Recycling Centre 01946 813613

    Millom Household Waste Recycling Centre 01229 771447 

  13. Allotments

    Details of our allotments.

  14. Plastic recycling - what goes in?

    Find out exactly what can - and can't - go in your 'plastics' recycling box.

  15. Copeland's new kerbside recycling service

    Our improved kerbside recycling service has been running since April 2018.

    This service is available to 96 per cent of households - you can check whether you have a collection by visiting the My Property section of this website.

    Find out more about the detail of the scheme here.

    Lids and elasticated covers are available, free of charge, for your boxes. They are available from our offices and from some town council offices.

    Take a look at our press releases here.

    We've produced a detailed guide to the scheme, telling you exactly what can and can't be recycled.

    Keep up to date with the latest developments at our Facebook page and Twitter feed.

    If you are not on a kerbside collection round, you can still use our 'bring' sites. This document tells you where those bring sites are.

    Find out some great reasons to recycle plastic here.

    Read our handy windy weather advice.

  16. Brown Bin Garden Collection

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

  17. Metal recycling - what goes in?

    A list of what you can - and can't - put in your 'metal' recycling box

  18. Copeland celebrates National Recycling Week
  19. My waste and recycling

    This page provides information on your waste and recycling collection rounds.

    Please note that there is a problem with the drop-down menu and your address may not appear in the list. Therefore please enter your house number and postcode only, and your property details will appear.

    If you think your collection has been delayed or missed please click here.

  20. Paper recycling - what goes in?

    Find out exactly what you can - and can't - put in your 'paper' recycling box.

  21. Garden collections end soon for winter
  22. Our new kerbside recycling service

    Our improved kerbside recycling scheme began in April 2018.

  23. Card recycling - what goes in?

    Read about exactly what you can - and can't - put in your card recycling bag.

  24. Tis the season to recycle
  25. 2018 new recycling scheme - press releases

    You can read more about our kerbside recycling scheme in these previous press releases.


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