Waste and recycling
Plastic recycling - what goes in?
Find out exactly what can - and can't - go in your 'plastics' recycling box.
- Can I take a van load to the tip?
- Tis the season to recycle
- Council's Recycle Week a resounding success
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.
Metal recycling - what goes in?
A list of what you can - and can't - put in your 'metal' recycling box
- Can I put vegetable peelings in the brown bin?
- Fly-tipping and littering on the decrease
- Council scoops prestigious national award
Our new kerbside recycling service
Our improved kerbside recycling scheme began in April 2018.
Paper recycling - what goes in?
Find out exactly what you can - and can't - put in your 'paper' recycling box.
- How do I get a compost bin?
- Garden waste collections to restart
- Mayor quizzes supermarkets on policies
2018 new recycling scheme - press releases
You can read more about our kerbside recycling scheme in these previous press releases.
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:
- Staff to smarten up beauty spots
- Council to reduce number of small recycling sites
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.
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.
- Community joins forces for clean-up
- Garden waste collections reach end of season
Recycling - windy weather advice
When windy weather is forecast, we have some handy hints and tips to help with your kerbside recycling.