Waste and recycling

  1. How do I get a compost bin?
  2. 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 0845 0551118 

    Frizington Household Waste Recycling Centre 01946 813613

    Millom Household Waste Recycling Centre 01229 771447 (Currently offering limited services due to the site being flooded.)

  3. Copeland's new kerbside recycling service

    In April 2018 we will launch our brand new kerbside recycling service.

    It will replace the current 'black box' service. The service will cover the areas currently covered by the black box collections, and we also hope to extend it further where possible.

    Take a look at our press releases:

    This release was put out when we first revealed the scheme

    This release tells you about two events we are running in December to tell people more about the service.

    This release describes the containers we plan to use for the new service.

    Christmas is a great time to recycle. Click here for lots of tips on festive recycling, and here for our press release on the subject.

    Until the new kerbside service comes in, we hope everyone will keep recycling as much as possible. This page tells you more about what you can recycle right now - in your black box or at 'bring' sites. This document tells you where those bring sites are.

  4. Kerbside recycling service

    We operate a kerbside recycling collection service for paper, glass and cans from households on a fortnightly basis.

  5. Recycling points

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

  6. 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 (Currently offering limited services due to site being flooded.)

  7. Allotments

    Here you will find information about the cost of an allotment and details of how to put your name on our waiting list.

  8. 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



  9. Brown Bin Garden Collection

    Your brown bin is collected on a fortnightly basis between March and October.  You can check your collection dates here.

  10. Recycling sites

    A list of all the recycling sites in Copeland.

  11. MyBin

    This page provides bin collection round information based on postcode:


  12. List of bring sites

    A list of locations where residents can take their recycling.

  13. Recycling bring sites

    Recycling bring sites in Copeland

  14. What and where can I recycle?
  15. What can go in your brown bin?
  16. Do tips open on Bank Holidays?
  17. Can I take a van load to the tip?
  18. Can I put vegetable peelings in the brown bin?


  1. The food waste revolution

    Why not join the food waste revolution with a food digester?

  2. Food digesters

    All you need to know about our discounted food digesters.

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