What goes in your bins and boxes?
Blue box 1.
For recycling paper and card.
Please ensure paper and card is clean and dry.
- junk mail
- greetings cards
- white office paper
- soft back catalogues
- telephone directories
- wrapping paper
- flattened card and other food boxes
- flattened cardboard packaging and corrugated cardboard
Tetra Pak drink cartons, coffee cups, paper towels or tissues.
Blue box 2.
For recycling glass.
- glass bottles and jars
Sheet glass, broken glass or light bulbs.
For recycling plastics, cans and aluminium foil.
Please rise and squash your plastic containers, cans and foil. Containers must be empty.
- plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays
- shampoo, toiletry bottles and detergent bottles
- food trays and fruit punnets
- steel and aluminium cans, food tins and clean aluminium foil
- jar and bottle tops
Plastic bags, flower pots.
For green garden waste.
We can't take overflowing bins or extra bags of garden waste. But you can take any extra garden waste to your local recycling centre.
- grass clippings
- shrub prunings
- fallen leaves
- branches up to finger width
- small Christmas trees
Kitchen and food waste like peelings, egg shells or used tea bags can't go in your green bin but can be composted. You can get discounted compost bins from Cumbria County Council.
Branches more than finger width, soil and stones, treated wood or commercial waste.
For household rubbish that we don't collect for recycling.
- Tetra Pak drink cartons
- tissues & paper towels
- coffee cups
- food waste
- dog or cat litter (wrapped)
- vacuum bags
- general household waste
- light bulbs
Commercial waste, hazardous waste (including gas bottles, paint and chemicals, clinical waste, syringes), building waste and rubble.
Additional recycling services
If you have an item of bulky waste like a sofa or fridge please check our Large household items collection page.
Find out how to recycle items that we don't collect from your home at local recycling banks and household recycling centres.