Household Waste Recycling Centre - Canal Head, Kendal

Canal Head North, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 7DB.
Tel - 01539 728084
Opening hours: 8am - 4pm 7 days a week.

To find the exact location of Canal Head or your nearest recycling centre please enter your post code in the 'Find My Nearest'

Materials that are accepted at the site at Canal Head include:

Materials recycled at Kendal
  • Asbestos (follow the links for more information on disposing of hazardous waste and asbestos at the recycling centre) 
  • Batteries (household)
    Batteries (car)
  • Cans and tins

  • Cardboard

  • Chemicals eg weedkiller (please report to attendant when brought onto site)

  • Clothes and textiles mixed

  • Books

  • CD's and DVD's

  • Fluorescent tubes

  • Fridges and freezers

  • Gas bottles

  • Glass bottles and jars mixed

  • Garden waste

  • Gypsum / plasterboard (please telephone first to confirm that there is enough space)

  • Hardcore and rubble

  • Newspapers and magazines

  • Plastics

  • Paint and dry empty metal paint cans

  • Scrap metal

  • TV's and monitors

  • Tyres

  • Used engine oil

  • Large appliances

  • Small appliances

  • Wood and timber
  • General Household waste


Trade waste is not accepted at this recycling centre.

There is a permit scheme in operation at Kendal recycling centre. This means that if you want to bring your household rubbish to Kendal Household Waste Recycling Centre using a van, pickup or a twin axle trailer (up to 3 meters long) you will require a permit to do so. 

Please check the A to Z at

Follow the links for more information on disposing of hazardous waste at the recycling centre.

The Environment Agency is responsible for regulating the handling and disposal of hazardous and special waste and will provide information and advice as required. They can be contacted on 08708 506 506 Mon-Fri, 8am - 6pm.