Waste and recycling
Metal recycling - what goes in?
A list of what you can - and can't - put in your 'metal' recycling box
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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.
Paper recycling - what goes in?
Find out exactly what you can - and can't - put in your 'paper' recycling box.
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Our new kerbside recycling service
Our improved kerbside recycling scheme began in April 2018.
Card recycling - what goes in?
Read about exactly what you can - and can't - put in your card recycling bag.
Household Waste Recycling Centres
A Household Waste Recycling Centre is a large waste and recycling collection centre, operated by Cumbria County Council. To find out more information about opening times and location, please click here.
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:
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2018 new recycling scheme - press releases
You can read more about our kerbside recycling scheme in these previous press releases.
Your new recycling scheme - a guide
A detailed guide to the new scheme starting in April 2018. This includes lists of what can and can't go in each box.
Waste and Recycling
Our Waste Management team provides a wide range of services to residents, businesses and visitors in Copeland. We are committed to providing efficient and cost-effective waste services.
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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.
What can I put in my plastics recycling box?
A detailed list of exactly what can and can't be recycled as part of your kerbside plastics recycling collection.
Report fly tipping
If you see any fly tipping please report it by calling us on 01946 598300 or email email@example.com.
Please try and describe the location of the items as accurately as possible and tell us the nature of what has been dumped. We will then clean up the mess and investigate the culprits.
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Recycling - windy weather advice
When windy weather is forecast, we have some handy hints and tips to help with your kerbside recycling.
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.
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
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 goes in my 'paper' recycling box?
A detailed list of what can (and can't) be put in with your paper recycling.
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.