Please refer to your
refuse and recycling calendar to check your collection date.
Advice on how to recycle your household and garden waste
Paper, newspaper, greeting cards, magazines and catalogues.Cereal boxes, egg boxes and other cardboard containers (please flatten any large containers and place behind/under your green bag). Food and drink cartons (Tetrapak).
Glittery cards, wrapping paper, wallpaper, polystyrene or face masks.
Empty plastic bottles (please squash and replace tops), plastic household containers, such as shampoo bottles, yoghurt pots, margarine tubs and food trays.
No plastic film, plant pots, plastic bags (see our A-Z guide for where to recycle plastic bags), disposable gloves, bubble wrap or toys.
Clean and empty glass bottles and jars.Clean and empty drink cans, food tins, foil trays, aerosols and jar lids.
No pyrex, ceramics,broken glass, kitchen foil or nappies.
Replacement or additional bags, boxes and box covers can be ordered online. In high winds, please do not leave containers out overnight to avoid littering. Extra recycling can be taken to one of our local recycling sites. Please place all containers out by 7am.
Flowers, grass and
hedge clippings, leaves, plants and weeds, twigs, small branches and real Christmas trees.
No food waste, pet waste, plastic bags (or biodegradable/corn starch bags), rubble, soil, turf or stones. Please do not overfill your bin.
Depending where you live in Carlisle your waste may be collected in different ways, here is a guide on how to dispose
of your refuse responsibly
Local reuse charities may be able to accept bulky household items
if they are in a good, clean, reusable condition.
If the item is not reusable, you can take it free of charge to a
Household Waste Recycling Centre. Visit www.cumbria.gov.uk for
more details. Alternatively you can use our bulky waste collection
service (chargeable service).
To book a collection, please click HERE or call 01228 817200
How to dispose of your waste and how to recycle using our Shared refuse and recycling Euro bins
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