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Household Waste Recycling Centre - Project Furness, Ormsgill

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Walney Road, Ormsgill, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 5UY.
tel: 01229 831564
Opening hours: 8am - 6pm, 7 days a week

Due to works at Barrow Household Waste Recycling Centre on Wednesday 23rd March 2016 there may be delays in accessing the site between 8am - 11am.  Please take this into consideration if you plan to visit the site on 23rd March.

To find the exact location of the site at Barrow or your nearest recycling centre please enter your post code in the 'Find My Nearest' 

Materials that are accepted at the site at Barrow include:

Materials recycled at Barrow


  • Asbestos (please telephone in advance to confirm that there is enough space for your asbestos waste)
  • Batteries (household)
  • Batteries (car)
  • Cardboard
  • Chemicals eg weedkiller (please report to attendant when brought onto site)
  • Clothes and textiles mixed
  • Books
  • CD's and DVD's
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Fridges and freezers
  • Gas bottles
  • Garden waste
  • Gypsum / plasterboard (please telephone first to confirm that there is enough space)
  • Hardcore and rubble
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Paint and dry empty metal paint cans
  • Scrap metal
  • TV's and monitors
  • Tyres
  • Used engine oil
  • Large appliances
  • Small appliances
  • Wood and timber
  • Glass
  • General household waste


Trade waste is not accepted at this recycling centre.

There is a permit scheme in operation at Barrow recycling centre. This means that if you want to bring your household rubbish to Barrow Household Waste Recycling Centre using a van, pick up or a twin axle trailer (up to 3 meters long) you will require a permit to do so. 

Please check the A to Z at Recycleforcumbria.orgthis external link will open in a new window.

Follow the links for more information on disposing of hazardous waste and asbestos at the recycling centre.

The Environment Agencythis external link will open in a new window is responsible for regulating the handling and disposal of hazardous and special waste and will provide information and advice as required. They can be contacted on 08708 506 506 Mon-Fri, 8am - 6pm.