Temporary disruption of service at the Recycling Bring Sites in Copeland Area

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Cumberland Council is informing residents of the temporary disruption of service at the nine recycling bring sites in the Copeland area, effective immediately.

This unplanned temporary disruption to this service is due to Go Plant Fleet Services, the company that previously managed the specialised vehicle required for handling large skips at these sites, entering administration.

The specialised vehicle provided by Go Plant Fleet Services has been removed, making it difficult to continue the service. The council is working to find a replacement and expects to resume service within a couple of weeks.

In the interim period, services from the Carlisle depot will help empty some of the skips. However, not all skips may be emptied.

The affected sites are:  

  • Cleator Moor Co-op
  • Distington car park
  • Gosforth car park
  • Haverigg Foreshore
  • Millom Tesco
  • Seascale Foreshore
  • St Bees Foreshore
  • Whitehaven Morrisons
  • Whitehaven Tesco

Residents are kindly reminded not to leave items on the ground if skips are full, as this can lead to littering and will be considered illegal dumping (fly-tipping).

Cumberland Council has suggested that residents use one of the local Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC) or their regular kerbside collection services, if available. 

Cumberland Council apologises for any inconvenience and appreciate residents’ cooperation as they work to restore the full service.

For further updates and information, please visit Cumberland Council’s website.