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  1. Can I put vegetable peelings in the brown bin?
  2. Fly-tipping and littering on the decrease
  3. Recycling points

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

  4. Metal recycling - what goes in?

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

  5. How do I get a compost bin?
  6. Garden waste collections to restart
  7. 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 

  8. Paper recycling - what goes in?

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

  9. 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: 

     

  10. Staff to smarten up beauty spots
  11. Assisted Collection Service

    If you are permanently or temporarily unable to place your bin out for collection then you may be eligible for an assisted bin collection. Find out more below.

  12. Card recycling - what goes in?

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

  13. 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.

  14. Community joins forces for clean-up
  15. Large Wheeled Bins

     Customers will be able to apply for a larger wheeled bin (or additional blue bags) where they meet the following criteria:

    • 6 or more permanent residents or
    • 5 permanent residents including  1 under the age of 5 or
    • 4 permanent residents including 2 under the age of 5 or
    • A medical condition which produces non-infectious clinical waste
  16. 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.

  17. Report fly tipping

    If you see any fly tipping please report it by calling us on 01946 598300 or email wasteofficers@copeland.gov.uk.

    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.

  18. Recycling fun for Robert
  19. Allotments

    Details of our allotments.

  20. 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.

  21. 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 

  22. Staff and residents collect 100 bags of litter
  23. Needles and syringes on public land

    Discarded hypodermic needles and syringes are extremely dangerous and could cause injury or infection. If you find a needle or syringe on public land or Council premises then it should be reported immediately to the Council.

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

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

  25. 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.

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