Household Waste Recycling Centres

There are fourteen Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) in Cumbria where you can dispose of your recyclables and household waste. Use the search below to find your nearest recycling centre and find out which materials are accepted.

(For your safety, the HWRCs may be closed for short periods of time while skip exchange takes place)

Allerdale Borough Council waste collections

Allerdale Borough Council have suspended their green waste and recycling collections for July and August.  This may lead to increased queuing at the Household Waste Recycling Centres and Cumbria County Council apologises for any inconvenience this may cause.  Find out more on Allerdale Borough Council's collection service.

Contact us

For further information about using the Household Waste Recycling Centre contact the Recycling Helpline:

Telephone: 0300 003 1118


Permit Scheme

Household Waste Recycling Centres are provided for householders to deposit and recycle household rubbish. Trade waste is not accepted at these centres. To ensure the exclusion of trade waste, certain vehicles are only permitted to use these sites subject to a waste permit scheme