Waste and recycling

  1. What can I put in my 'glass' recycling box?

    A detailed look and what exactly can (and can't) be recycled as glass in Copeland.

  2. Recycling fun for Robert
  3. Great reasons to recycle plastic

    Why recycle plastic? As well as giving you more room in your main bin, there's a whole host of ways in which small actions can have a big effect when it comes to plastic recycling.

  4. What goes in my 'paper' recycling box?

    A detailed list of what can (and can't) be put in with your paper recycling.

  5. Copeland's littlest bin man
  6. Recycling - windy weather advice

    When windy weather is forecast, we have some handy hints and tips to help with your kerbside recycling.

  7. Recycling bring sites

    A list of our community recycling sites in Copeland.

  8. Crafty sessions celebrate recycling achievement
  9. Your kerbside recycling scheme

    All the details you need to know about your kerbside recycling scheme

  10. Council & students aim for BIG recycling impact
  11. What and where can I recycle?
  12. Elephants go on the road for recycling
  13. What can go in your brown bin?
  14. Do tips open on Bank Holidays?
  15. Beach cleaners in action for the summer
  16. Can I take a van load to the tip?
  17. Deer found in recycling bank
  18. 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



  19. Can I put vegetable peelings in the brown bin?
  20. Kerbside recycling service

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

  21. Recycling bring sites

    Recycling bring sites in Copeland

  22. How do I get a compost bin?
  23. Recycling points

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

  24. Glass recycling - what goes in?

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

  25. 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 


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