Household waste collections

The Council provides a weekly refuse collection service from domestic properties. We also collect recycling and garden waste from most areas.

Please leave bins or bags out for collection at the edge of the property by 7am on the day of collection.

Bin collections


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Additional services

We provide additional services to help residents with the collection of household waste.

  • Assisted collections for those who are unable to place their bin out for collection due to age, disability, injury or illness.
  • Larger bins for families with more than one child in nappies, or with more than four in the family.
  • Rural point of storage collections where bins are collected up to one mile away from the main highway or where access to the property is restricted.

Please contact us if you feel that you qualify for these services and we will arrange for an officer to visit you to advise.

What about collections in bad weather?

Collections may be cancelled or delayed during periods of severe weather. If your waste collection has been disrupted due to snow, freezing conditions or other severe weather, please leave your bins or sacks out and we will pick your waste up as soon as possible.

What items are you unable to collect?

  • Empty or left over paint tins

These can be taken to any Household Waste Recycling Centre or given to a community project such as Community RePaint  who use the leftover paint to support community projects.

  • Rubble

Bags of rubble from domestic premises that can be lifted by one person can be taken to any Household Waste Recycling Centres.

  • Hazardous waste

You may take hazardous waste to any County Council civic amenity site  and give it to the attendant. Private waste contractors will deal with hazardous and special waste arising from a trade or business. Special precautions may be needed when disposing of and moving hazardous waste.

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Contact us

0303 123 1702

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