Waste and recycling

  1. List of recycling sites

    A list of sites across Copeland where you can take items to be recycled. This list tells you which items you can recycle at each place.

  2. Commercial Waste Bins

    Details of commercial waste bins.

    For more information regarding commercial waste, please click here

  3. MyBin

    This page provides bin collection round information based on postcode:


  4. 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



  5. Recycling sites

    A list of all the recycling sites in Copeland.

  6. Recycling bring sites

    Recycling bring sites in Copeland

  7. What are the opening hours for Frizington tip?
  8. What are the opening hours of the Millom tip?
  9. How can I arrange collection of an old bed?
  10. Do tips open on Bank Holidays?
  11. Waste and Recycling

    Copeland Borough Council's Waste Management section provides a wide range of waste related services to the people, businesses and visitors of Copeland. We are committed to the provision of efficient, cost effective waste services.

  12. 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.

  13. Moresby Parks

    Location of the Copeland Borough Council Moresby Parks site.

  14. 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.)

  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. 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

  17. Brown Bin Garden Collection

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


  1. Food digesters

    All you need to know about our discounted food digesters.

  2. The food waste revolution

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

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