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Recycling centres and recycling banks

Recycling centres

You can recycle a large range of items at Cumbria County Council's tips.

Find out what you can recycle, opening hours, contact details and locations:

Large vehicle permits

Recycling centres do not accept trade waste and only certain vehicles can use the sites subject to a permit scheme.

If you drive a van, pickup, flatbed, or tow a twin-axle trailer up to three metres long you will need to get a free permit.

Apply for a free large vehicle permit or telephone 01228 518 129 for more information.

Recycling banks

These smaller recycling banks are provided for domestic recycling and not for businesses or for general waste.

The recycling banks can be used for:

  • clean aluminium foil, aluminium and steel cans
  • card and paper
  • glass
  • plastic containers
  • plastic bags

The banks are designed to be used for materials that will fit through the slots provided. Please take larger items to the recycling centres.

Please rinse out any glass bottles, jars, plastic containers and cans.

To tell us about full recycling banks, or any problems, please telephone or report online:

Report a full recycling bank

Recycling bank locations

Town / Village Location Cans Card
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Paper
Glass Plastics
Ambleside Rothay Holme Coach Park Yes Yes Yes  No
Ambleside Rothay Holme HWRC No No No Yes
Arnside Black Dyke Road No Yes No Yes
Broughton-in-Furness Foxfield Road Yes Yes Yes No
Cark Railway station No Yes No Yes
Coniston Lake Road Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dent Car Park Yes Yes Yes No
Grange-over-Sands Berners Close Car Park Yes Yes No Yes
Grange-over-Sands Guides Lot HWRC Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hawkshead Main Car Park Yes Yes Yes  Yes
Kendal Asda Yes Yes Yes Yes
Kendal Canal Head HWRC Yes Yes Yes Yes
Kendal Morrisons Yes Yes Yes Yes
Kirkby Lonsdale Booths Yes Yes Yes Yes
Levens Lowgate Quarry No Yes No Yes
Milnthorpe Park Road Car Park No Yes No Yes
Sedbergh Joss Lane Car Park Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sedbergh Spar shop car park No Yes No Yes
Staveley Alec Row Car Park Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ulverston Booths Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ulverston Morecambe Road HWRC Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ulverston Outdoor Leisure Complex Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windermere Booths Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windermere Broad Street Car Park Yes Yes Yes No