The Borough of Barrow-in-Furness is served by a Household Waste
Recycling Centre / Household Disposal Site located just off the
A590, 500 metres north of ASDA at:
Project Furness, Walney Road, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14
It is open to the public for the disposal of large items of
household waste, furniture, domestic appliances and bulky garden
waste every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's
Day. The opening hours are from 8am - 6pm, 7 days a
More information about the Project Furness site on the Cumbria CC
Please note that to ensure that the site is
used for domestic waste only, a free permit scheme has been
introduced for larger vehicles and twin axle trailers.
The Household Waste Recycling Centre in Barrow (Project Furness)
is run by
Cumbria County Council Waste Management Team.
Household Waste Recycling Centre Permit Scheme
Since 16 October 2006 a Household Waste Recycling Centre Permit
Scheme has been in operation at the Barrow site. If you drive a
van, pickup, flatbed or tow a twin axle trailer (up to 3m long) you
will need to obtain a free permit in advance of your visit to any
Further information about the
Household Waste Recycling Centre Permit Scheme, including how
to apply for a permit.
Waste Carriers's Licences
Householders who employ tradesmen to carry out work on their
house should check that the waste produced is to be handled in
a responsible and legal manner.
If you hire builders, kitchen fitters, window fitters,
gardeners, plumbers etc who take waste away from your house, these
contractors must have a Waste Carrier’s Licence.
You should ask for their waste carrier number and to
check its validity before engaging them.
On occasion rubbish can end up being fly tipped. If
that’s the case, not only will the contractor be prosecuted, but
the householder can be fined for failing to ensure that the waste
was passed on to an authorised person.
The Environmental Health Department and the Environment Agency
both offer the same advice; if your contractor says he will remove
the rubbish and he is not registered, don’t employ him: engage
someone who is.
As well as its regular programme of visiting all businesses
and checking their trade waste documentation, Environmental Health
Officers who are out and about in the Borough and who see
contractors carrying out work check on waste arrangements.
You can ring the Environment Agency on 08708 506506 and ask
for a Waste Carrier Validation Check, or alternatively, ring Barrow
Council on 876468 and a member of the Waste Management Team will
check the database for you.