Kerbside Recycling and refuse collection service.
Barrow Borough Council's RECYCLING and
refuse collection service will make it easier for you to
even more. This will help us reduce the amount of waste
we send to landfill, and in doing so protect the
environment. The Kerbside collection service uses
green boxes for glass and cans. Paper can be recycled in
separate boxes or using the polythene recycling bags. We use red
bags for plastic and cardboard recycling and brown bins for
compostable garden waste.
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 will be provided
by charitable organisations for clothing, shoes and books at
specific recycling centres.
Please remember to rinse out glass, cans and plastic containers
before recycling them.
Thank you for recycling.
An Introduction to Recycling
Barrow Borough Council is committed to finding alternatives to
use of landfill for dealing with the Borough's waste by
providing Recycling services
and encouraging Householders to Reduce, Reuse and
Recycle their waste.
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.
- Finally if you require recycling containers or any information
about the service please contact the recycling team on 01229
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