Project Furness, Ormsgill

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

Materials that are accepted at the site at Barrow include:

Materials recycled at Barrow
  • Scrap metal
  • Wood
  • Garden
  • Hardcore and rubble/soil
  • Oil
  • Paint and dry empty metal paint cans
  • Fridges and other white goods (freezers, ovens, washing machines etc)
  • Gas bottles
  • Cardboard
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Glass bottles and jars (clear, brown, green)
  • Clothing/Shoes
  • Books/DVD/Bric-a-Brac
  • Batteries household
  • Small appliances (hairdryers, microwaves, irons etc)
  • Fluorescent tubes/energy saving light bulbs
  • Car batteries
  • TVs and monitors
  • Plasterboard and gypsum (please telephone in advance to confirm that there is enough space for these items)
  • Chemicals ie weedkiller (this must be reported to an attendant when brought on site)
  • Asbestos(please telephone in advance to confirm that there is enough space for your asbestos waste)
  • General household waste

Trade waste is not accepted

There is a permit scheme in operation at Barrow recycling centre. This means that if you want to bring your household rubbish using a van, pickup or a twin axle trailer (up to 3 meters long) you will require a permit to do so. For further information on the permit scheme please visit Cumbria County Council's website.

If the material you wish to recycle is not present on the list above or accepted at any of the county's other recycling centres please check the A to Z section to see how else you can reuse or recycle it.

The Environment Agency 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.

How to find Barrow recycling centre

Site operated by Shanks Cumbria

Note: To ensure a safe visit please follow the site rules and traffic management signage. It is advisable when using the site to wear sensible footwear and if bringing in items that are heavy or sharp, gloves are recommended.