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Recycling guide

Find out how you can recycle waste that is not collected from your home and how to dispose of, or recycle, some more unusual items.

Recycling unusual items


  • aerosols can be recycled at the recycling banks in South Lakeland
  • aerosols must be empty and must not be pierced or squashed
  • please remove the plastic top, which can be recycled in the plastic bank

Christmas trees

Coffee cups

  • disposable coffee cups need separate collection, processing and recycling from ordinary paper and card. This recycling service is not available to us at the moment
  • some of the major national retailers, that sell take-away coffee, have in-store recycling schemes
  • there are also schemes to encourage the use of re-usable cups
  • please ask in-store if a collection scheme or re-usable cup scheme is in place


  • Pyrex, window glass and drinking glasses cannot be recycled
  • broken glass should be wrapped in newspaper and put into your household waste bin

Tetra Pak cartons

  • there are no facilities to recycle Tetra Pak cartons
  • please squash your cartons before putting them in your grey waste bin

Window glass

  • please take window glass to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre for safe disposal

Additional recycling

You can take materials that are not collected from your home to your local recycling centre.

Find out more about recycling facilities in Cumbria

recycle for Cumbria 

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