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Redhills Quarry, Millom

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Updated Wednesday 17 June

Pumping of the quarry floodwaters from the Redhills site adjacent to Millom Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) started on 31 March. The pump we have installed to carry out this work is currently pumping out water and has reduced levels by approximately 2 meters over the 10 weeks we have been pumping.

While the water levels have dropped, they have still not dropped sufficiently to enable us to assess the drainage system and ensure compliance with the Environment Agency permit for the site. Weather permitting, we hope to be able to do this in the coming weeks.

We will continue to provide updates as regularly as possible, and until normal service is resumed at the HWRC, the alternative service at Millom will remain operational.

The temporary arrangements will be available Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday until further notice, at the following times:

-          the temporary residual waste facility will be available from 8am – 2pm (or until capacity is filled) accepting any additional residual waste that your house generates – i.e. black bag rubbish

-          the temporary recycling facilities will be available from 8am – 4pm accepting plastics, glass bottles and jars, paper and cardboard, textiles, books, mixed wood

Please do not bring the following materials for disposal:

  • Electrical Items – white goods, small domestic appliances, batteries
  • Hazardous wastes – paint, oil, asbestos
  • Bulky waste items – e.g. sofas, mattresses, household items
  • Stone and rubble
  • Green Waste - Copeland Borough Council's fortnightly green waste collections started this week (9 March)

The County Council will look to develop this temporary service in the medium-term so that it can accept additional waste streams.  Keep checking the County Council’s website at cumbria.gov.uk/recycle for the most up to date information as to what materials the site will accept.

You can also call the recycling helpline, Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm on 0845 055 1118 for an update.  We will also update as the situation develops via our twitter feed @cumbriacc and our facebook page at facebook.com/cumbriacc.this external link will open in a new window

You can also use the following link for more information about alternative recycling facilities in Millom.

We will look to develop this temporary service in the medium-term so that we can accept more materials for recycling. Keep checking back for the most up to date information as to what materials the site will accept.

Redhills Quarry, Mainsgate Road, Millom, Cumbria, LA18 4LD.
Tel - 01229 771447
Opening hours: 8am - 2pm (temporary arrangements as above)

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