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We collect refuse from every property in the Borough on a weekly basis.
We cannot collect the following:
- Rubble, bricks, concrete or other waste from building work.
- Plasterboard or plaster.
- Paint, oil or batteries.
- Asbestos is designated as special waste because of the significant risk to health and has to be disposed of carefully. More information on asbestos.
All of these items can be disposed of at Household Waste Recycling Centre on Walney Road Barrow.
We provide most properties with a 120 litre wheelie bin which should be enough capacity for the average household.
Find your waste collection day
Request a special collection.
*Please note that fridges, freezers, dehumidifiers, TVs and computer monitors are collected on a Monday except when Monday is a bank holiday when it will be a Tuesday.
Request a 120 litre bin
The bin will be placed inside the curtilage of your property (either the garden or back yard) unless you give us instructions to leave it elsewhere. If we cannot gain access to your back yard we will not leave the bin. We will try to deliver the bin within 7 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.
We cannot collect additional waste that is placed beside your bin. If you recycle some of your waste it will reduce the amount of waste in your bin.
In exceptional circumstances we can provide households with a larger bin. You can request a larger bin and your request will be assessed by a member of our Streetcare team.
Request a larger bin
If you and other people living in your property are unable to place the containers at the curtilage we can offer an assisted collection.
Request an assisted collection
The Council can provide a separate service for the collection of clinical waste.
Apply for Clinical Waste collection requests;
If you placed your recycling containers at the curtilage of your property by 7am on the day of your collection and it wasn't 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.
Please note it is an offence to present waste for collection before 12 midday on the day before collection or leave bins out past midnight on the day of collection. This may cause an obstruction or lead to waste being spilt from your containers.
Persistent offences may result in a Fixed Penalty Notice being served. You can view the public notice on Presentation of Waste here.
You may report cleansing issues by telephoning our Contact Centre on 01229 876543 or by email email@example.com.