Rothay Holme, Ambleside

Rothay Holme, Ambleside , Cumbria, LA22 0EE.
tel: 015394 32108
Opening hours: 8am - 6pm, 7 days a week

Materials that are accepted at the site at Rothay Holme include:


Materials recycled at Ambleside
  • Scrap metal
  • Paint and dry empty metal paint cans
  • Wood
  • Garden
  • Fridges and other white goods (washing machines, ovens, freezers)
  • Oil
  • Cardboard
  • Clothing
  • Books
  • Shoes
  • DVD
  • Gas Bottles, flammable only
  • Car batteries
  • Small appliances (hairdryers, irons, microwaves etc)
  • Fluorescent tubes/energy saving light bulbs
  • Plastics
  • Small household batteries
  • TVs and monitors
  • Hardcore and rubble
  • Chemicals ie weedkiller (this must be reported to an attendant when brought on site)
  • General household waste

Trade waste, plasterboard and asbestos is not accepted at this recycling centre.

There is a permit scheme in operation at Ambleside 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 Ambleside recycling centre


Ambleside HWRC

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.