Allerdale Waste Services has collected more than 13,000 tonnes of waste in its first three months of operation.

The company, wholly owned by Allerdale Council, has emptied 1.2m bins since it began operations in April.

Of the 13,000 tonnes of waste it has collected, 41 per cent of that was recycling.

The company has also made 346 bulky waste collections.

In total, Allerdale Waste Services teams have travelled more than 40,000 miles so far.

A spokesman for Allerdale Council praised the achievements of the Allerdale Waste Services teams in its first quarter of operations.

“Thanks to all the crews and staff for their hard work, in what has been really difficult times,” the spokesman said.

“And a big thank you also to all our residents and businesses for the support.”

Waste collection in Allerdale has been the responsibility of Allerdale Waste Services since Monday, April 6.