Householders in Copeland will soon have more opportunity to recycle anything from beer bottles and fridge freezers to mobile phones and garden waste.
Cumbria County Council's Local Committee for Copeland agreed today (Tuesday 29 April) to increase opening days at the Frizington Household Waste Recycling Centre.
The changes agreed by the local committee will see the HWRC open for an extra day each week –Tuesday as well as Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday –from 8:00am to 4:00pm. An extra eight hours a week.
The move follows improvements in recycling performance across the county.
Councillor Ronnie Calvin, Chair of the Copeland Local Committee, said: "This change will make it easier for people to recycle in Copeland. The Frizington HWRC takes everything from old televisions and timber to bottles and garden waste.
For more information on recycling visit http://www.recycleforcumbria.org/ or call the helpline 0845 055 1118.
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