Waste and recycling
Here you will find information about the cost of an allotment and details of how to put your name on our waiting list.
- Do tips open on Bank Holidays?
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.
- Can I take a van load to the tip?
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
- Can I put vegetable peelings in the brown bin?
Brown Bin Garden Collection
Your brown bin is collected on a fortnightly basis between March and October. You can check your collection dates here.
- How do I get a compost bin?
Commercial Waste Bins
Details of commercial waste bins.
For more information regarding commercial waste, please click here
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:
This page provides bin collection round information based on postcode:
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.
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.
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 http://www.recycleforcumbria.org/.
Report fly tipping
If you see any fly tipping please report it by calling us on 01946 598300 or email email@example.com.
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.
A list of all the recycling sites in Copeland.
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.)
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.
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.
List of bring sites
A list of locations where residents can take their recycling.
Location of the Copeland Borough Council Moresby Parks site.
Recycling bring sites
Recycling bring sites in Copeland
We collect household waste from 32,000 properties across Copeland either by providing a fortnightly wheeled bin collection service or a weekly blue bag service.
- What are the opening hours for Frizington tip?
Kerbside recycling service
We operate a kerbside recycling collection service for paper, glass and cans from households on a fortnightly basis.
- What are the opening hours of the Millom tip?