Cumbria County Council runs a number of household waste recycling centres where residents can take uncollected waste while some Allerdale council collections are suspended.

Workington’s centre, on Solway Road, accepts garden waste, along with glass jars and bottles.

The Maryport centre, on Glasson Industrial Estate, accepts garden waste, glass jars and bottles, plastics, food tins and drinks cans.

Wigton’s centre, at Syke Park Industrial Estate, also allows people to drop off garden waste, glass jars and bottles, plastics, food tins and drinks cans.

Garden waste and glass jars and bottles can also be dropped off at the centre at Yeathouse Quarry in Frizington.

The Workington, Maryport and Frizington sites are open daily from 8am to 6pm.

Wigton’s site is open Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 8am to 6pm.

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Allerdale council recycling points are available at the following locations:

  • Aikton Village Hall, CA7 0HP
  • Allonby, next to toilets, CA15 6PT
  • Anthorn Village Hall, CA7 5AW
  • Aspatria’s Queen Street car park, CA7 3AR
  • Blencogo Village Hall, CA7 0BZ
  • Borrowdale’s Scafell Hotel, CA12 5XB
  • Bromfield’s Greyhound Inn, CA7 3NB
  • Caldbeck Parish Hall, Upton, CA7 8EU
  • Cockermouth’s Sullart Street car park, CA13 0DZ
  • Cockermouth's Kirkgate Centre car park, CA13 9PJ
  • Keswick’s Otley Road car park, CA12 5LE
  • Newton Arlosh’s Joiners Arms, CA7 5ET
  • Rosley Village Hall, CA7 0LU
  • Silloth’s North View car park, CA7 4AW
  • Stair, Newlands Institute, CA12 5UF
  • Thursby, Crofton Mission Hall, CA5 6QB
  • Waverton Village Hall, CA7 0AE
  • Welton Village Green, CA5 7ES
  • Westward church car park, CA7 8LZ
  • Wigton Co-op, CA7 9BA
  • Workington’s Solway House, off Mossbay Road, CA14 3XH

There are also privately-operated recycling points in a number of locations including Tesco and Dunmail Park in Workington.

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