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Trade waste

Trade waste is not accepted at any of Cumbria's Household Waste Recycling Centres.

There are a number of options available to traders for dealing with their trade waste:

  • Ask your local district council to collect it for a fee.
  • Contact a skip hire company and have a skip delivered.
  • Arrange for a private waste disposal or recycling company to collect your waste.
  • Take your waste to a private disposal/recycling facility.    

For details of trade waste and recycling facilities in your area consult the Yellow Pages.

The cheapest and easiest way of dealing with your trade waste is to reduce the amount you produce in the first place. There are lots of ways a business can reduce the amount of waste it produces. The simple practices of reduce, reuse and recycle can often make a world of difference. To help you get started there are some good practice guides are useful tips available at

Bargain compost bins

Cumbria County Council are able to offer compost bins for sale from as little as £ 7 with £ 5.99 for delivery. For more information about home composting and the discounted compost bins available visit