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Household Waste Recycling Centres

For further enquiries about using a HWRC please contact the recycling helpline on 0300 003 1118 or 01228 518129 or email

There are fourteen Household Waste Recycling Centres located throughout the county. These centres are large enough for you to drive into the site to deposit your recyclables and household waste. You can use the links below to find out the address and opening hours / days of each site as well as a list of what types of materials are accepted there.

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.

Bargain compost bins

Cumbria County Council are able to offer compost bins for sale from as little as £ 7 with £ 5.99 for delivery. For more information about home composting and the discounted compost bins available visit