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  1. 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: 

     

  2. Staff to smarten up beauty spots
  3. 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
  4. Allotments

    Details of our allotments.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Community joins forces for clean-up
  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. Recycling fun for Robert
  12. Trade Waste Collection

    Trade waste collection


    We provide a low cost, flexible and responsive trade waste collection service throughout the Copeland borough to both small and large producers of commercial waste.

    We offer free advice on suitability, container location, collection and all other aspects of trade waste that could save you money.

    • Competitive prices
    • No VAT to pay on collections
    • Low cost waste transfer note
    • No hidden extra costs
    • Service tailored to your needs
    • Reliable, flexible service
    • No lengthy tie-in
    • Collections available 7 days a week (where viable)
    • Local, knowledgeable staff
    • Waste is not sent to landfill

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

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

  14. 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 

  15. Staff and residents collect 100 bags of litter

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