Crunch service

The Crunch Service provided by Allerdale Borough Council is a service designed to assist residents with the disposal of additional domestic waste. The service was introduced to towns in parts of the borough where there were no existing Household Waste Recycling Centres.

When and where does the crunch service operate?

Allerdale Borough Council operates a monthly crunch service in Aspatria, Cockermouth, and Silloth on the following days, times and locations:

  • Saturday, 8 April 2017
  • Saturday, 20 May 2017
  • Saturday, 17 June 2017
  • Saturday, 15 July 2017
  • Saturday, 12 August 2017
  • Saturday, 16 September 2017
  • Saturday, 14 October 2017
  • Saturday, 11 November 2017
  • Saturday, 9 December 2017
  • Saturday, 20 January 2018
  • Saturday, 17 February 2018
  • Saturday, 10 March 2018
Area Location Time
Silloth Skinburness Road Car Park  8am - 9.45am
Aspatria Queen Street Car Park 10am - 11.15am
Cockermouth Wakefield Road Car Park  8.00 - 11.30am


What we can accept for the crunch service

Yes Please No Thanks
Household waste Commercial waste
Furniture Fridges
Carpets Microwaves
  Washing machines
  Fluorescent tubes
  Liquids (oil, paint etc)
  Bricks and rubble

Guidance on the crunch service

The area to be used for the crunch will be cordoned off allowing convenient access to the refuse vehicle and ensuring a steady flow of vehicles in and out of the site. This will save you time as well as making the service as safe as possible. Please do not attempt to place materials in the vehicle yourself; a trained crew will be on hand to do this for you.

Please do not dump items at the crunch locations prior to the arrival of the vehicle. We ask that residents who arrive early with waste are patient and wait for the collection vehicle.

The long term future of the crunch is reliant on the public working within these guidelines, if incidents of fly-tipping continue in advance of the vehicle arriving, Allerdale Borough Council may reconsider the location of the service.

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Contact us

0303 123 1702

Allerdale Borough Council
Allerdale House, Workington, Cumbria,
CA14 3YJ