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Household Waste Recycling Centres will accept a small 5 litre container. Please call 0300 373 3730 if you live in the Cumberland Council area or 0300 373 3300 if you live in the Westmorland & Furness Council area for details.

Disposable items

Please try not to use anything disposable. Try to use durable, reusable items instead to save wasting valuable resources.

DIY waste

See Building / Renovation / DIY Waste/ Hardcore /Rubble/ Bricks

Dog poo

Millions of dog owners collect their dog poo in small plastic bags, and dispose of it in the nearest litter or poo bin. If at home please bag it and put it in your household general waste bin. Dog poo should never be composted as there may be harmful toxins in waste from meat eating pets. Please ALWAYS pick up your dogs poo when you are out and about and take the bag home with you to dispose of in your bin especially if there aren`t any bins where you`re at - NEVER leave dog poo bags lying around in the countryside - dog poo in a bag will not break down. If you don`t have a bag then please at least flick your dogs waste away with a stick, away from where people will stand in it, so that it can break down naturally whilst safely out of the way.

Domestic waste / Household refuse / General waste

Your local Council is responsible for the collection of your domestic waste. About three-quarters of the waste collected is not recycled and is sent for treatment at one of our two waste treatment plants. Please think carefully about the way you manage your household waste and use the recycling facilities that have been provided in your area.


If in working order, consider donating to a Reuse Organisation


Duvets and pillows are not recyclable; however some animal charities may be able to use them for bedding. Otherwise, they should be put in the general waste. If in good clean order you could offer them free on your local Freegle or Freecycle group. Some people may take the stuffing for new sewing projects like filling home made cushions.


If you have CDs or DVDs you longer need, consider the following options: Charity shops often accept CDs and DVDs for re-sale. CDs, DVDs and computer games in good condition can be sometimes be sold on internet selling sites or you could offer them for free on your local Freegle or Freecycle group.

If you have a question about resources or recycling please call one of the following numbers
Cumberland Council: 0300 373 3730
Westmorland & Furness Council: 0300 373 3300
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