Kerbside collection service.
We will provide you with boxes and bags for you to put your
recyclable materials into.
Apply for a new or replacement recycling container
The container will be placed inside the curtilage of your
property (either the garden or back yard) unless you give us
instructions to leave it eslewhere. If we cannot gain access to
your back yard we will not leave the container. We will try to
deliver the container within 14 days of you making the
request. We deliver on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. If we haven't
been able to access your property we will try a second
time on Friday.
You should place your recycling containers at the curtilage (on
the road or pavement outside your property) by 7am on the day of
Find your recycling collection day.
If you and other people living in your property are unable
to place the containers at the curtilage we can offer an assisted
Request an assisted collection
What should I put in my recycling
No windows or broken glasses
Please put paper in a separate
Please don't put things in plastic
Second recycling box or polythene bag
- Greetings cards
Please place the paper inside the
container no carrier bags thank you.
Red or green heavy duty bag
- plastic bottles
- plastic yoghurt pots and food trays
- cardboard packaging
- cardboard cereal and food boxes
Please don't put things in plastic
If you placed your recycling containers at the curtilage of your
property by 7am on the day of your collection and it was emptied
please report it to us.
Report a missed container
If you report a missed bin and it isn't collected within 72
hours please let us know.
Report a service failure
If you have any other things you would like to tell us
about please use our feedback form.
The Council provides a number of recycling centres throughout
Five different recyclable materials paper, glass, cans,
cardboard and plastic can be placed in the same container and we
will separate them.
Separate containers may be provided by charitable
organisations for clothing, shoes and books at some recycling
centres, these do not belong to Barrow Borough Council.
Please remember to rinse out glass, cans and plastic containers
before recycling them.
Thank you for recycling.
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An Introduction to Recycling
Waste issues are becoming increasingly important in the
UK. In the past the waste management industry of the UK has
traditionally pursued the cheapest method of waste disposal, known
as land filling.
Barrow will run out of landfill
space in less than eight years time, unless we continue
to RECYCLE more of our
Household waste. If we continue
at the present rate it would take less than five years to fill Lake
Windermere with Cumbria's household waste.
What Can I Do To Make A Difference?
There are a number of things you, as a Borough resident can do
to make a difference. Firstly, use these web pages to find
out how you can RECYCLE your waste in
the Barrow area. The links will give you details of services
provided by the Borough Council and where you may take
your waste for recycling.
However, there are many ways in which you can help Barrow to
divert waste from landfill, not just through recycling.
- The first thing people should be thinking about
is REDUCE the amount of
waste that they produce, by shopping responsibly and selecting
products which have LESS PACKAGING.
- Secondly, try to REUSE anything that you
can. Take your carrier bags back to the Supermarket rather
than getting new ones and reuse plastic bottles and boxes as far as
- Thirdly, RECYCLE all of your
glass, cans, paper, plastic and cardboard and take part in the
kerbside Collection service.
For more information about recycling about the recycling of
various materials visit the A
to Z of Materials on the Recycle Cumbria web site or