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Bargain compost bins

Cumbria County Council are able to offer compost bins for sale from as little as 11 with 5.99 for delivery. For more information about home composting and the discounted compost bins available visit recycleforcumbria.orgthis external link will open in a new window

Asbestos Disposal

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Small amounts of hard-bonded asbestos from residential property will be accepted at the following Household Waste Recycling Centres: 

  • Kendal
  • Barrow
  • Carlisle 
  • Wigton
  • Penrith 
  • Workington
  • Frizington

The maximum that will be accepted on any day is four sheets per visit, and up to 3 visits making a total of up to 12 sheets or bags in a short period of time (dimensions of sheets: to be no longer than 8ft due to skip size). 

All asbestos must be double wrapped/bagged and sealed prior to arriving at the site to prevent any loose fibres from escaping. Residents bringing asbestos are advised to call the site ahead of their visit to confirm if the site can accept the load as storage capacity for asbestos at the recycling centre is restricted so please contact the site you intend to use before you go. The contact details are available on the individual recycling centre's page

NB:- Do not break up asbestos sheets as this could release fibres which are a hazard to health.

If you need to deal with more than a few sheets of hard-bonded asbestos or any fibrous asbestos you should contact a specialist contractor. If you need advice about dealing with asbestos on your own residential property please contact your local district council.  

Additionally: We do not advise that anyone should break up their asbestos and if the waste exceeds the limits of what can be accepted at the HWRC then please telephone the helpline 0845 055 1118