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New recycling containers rolled out

19 April 2018

New-style containers are being introduced to recycling centres in South Lakeland.

From next week old banks for glass and cans are being replaced with new containers.

The changeover programme is being carried out at recycling centres run by ourselves across the district.

Work begins on Monday 23 April and will take two weeks to complete.

In total around 30 new containers for glass and cans will be introduced, replacing the old-style collection banks.

Many of the old-style collection banks are nearly 25 years old and in need of repair or replacement, while the new containers will be easier and more efficient to collect.

The replacement programme is being carried out in partnership with our contractor Cumbria Waste Recycling.

The work will be carried out during the week in order to minimise disruption.

Our spokesperson said: “Our contractor will normally begin work at 8.30am each day and conclude around 4pm, but no work is scheduled to take place at the weekends which is generally when sites are busiest.

“However, we’d like to apologise for any inconvenience this container upgrade programme does cause.

“If a site is temporarily closed this is for public safety while large and heavy containers are moved around.”

The upgrade of banks will affect the following sites:

  • Broughton-in-Furness, Foxfield Road
  • Coniston, Lake Road
  • Dent
  • Grange, Berners Close
  • Hawkshead
  • Kendal, Asda
  • Kendal, Morrisons
  • Kirkby Lonsdale, Booths
  • Sedbergh, Joss Lane
  • Staveley
  • Ulverston, Booths
  • Ulverston, Priory Road
  • Windermere, Booths
  • Windermere, Broad Street

We are also reminding residents of the permanent closure of the recycling centre at Lowgate in Levens from Monday 30 April.

The site’s closure is due to the development of a new village hall, which will be built on the land.

As a result, local residents are being asked to use the nearest alternative sites.

These are the recycling centre at Park Road car park in Milnthorpe, recycling centres at Asda and Morrisons and the household waste recycling centre at Canal Head, all of which are in Kendal. 

Our spokesperson continued: “Residents can find alternative recycling centres in Milnthorpe and Kendal. The centre in Milnthorpe has banks for plastic, card and paper.

“At sites in Kendal there are additional banks for cans, glass and charity banks for textiles, as well as facilities to recycle plastic, card and paper.”

We have also worked with the parish council and Levens Stores to provide a stock of recycling bags for cans and plastic to help mitigate the effects of the site’s closure.

If you need an additional bag for the kerbside collection service please call in to Levens Stores on Tuesday 24 April between 3pm and 6pm.

Alternatively, extra recycling bags or additional boxes for paper, card and glass can be requested.