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Household Waste Recycling Centre - Redhills Quarry, Millom

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Updated Wednesday 25 November

Cumbria County Council and its contractor are continuing efforts to return Millom Household Waste Recycling Centre to normal operations following the major flooding earlier this year.

Pumping of the flood waters from the quarry continues, and the water levels have now dropped sufficiently to allow remedial works to the site drainage management infrastructure to be undertaken.

We are now in the process of undertaking some final works on the site to assess what (if any) impacts the flooding may have had in relation to long-term stability. We are hopeful that all necessary works will have been completed successfully very soon enabling us to relocate operations back to the original site. This may require a phased return initially with a view to returning to full service as quickly as possible.

We would like to thank everyone for their continued patience and support whilst we endeavour to address the challenges at the Millom facility, and will of course keep you updated as the situation progresses.

The temporary arrangements will remain available Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday until further notice, at the following times:

-          the temporary residual waste facility will be available from 8am 2pm (or until capacity is filled) accepting any additional residual waste that your house generates i.e. black bag rubbish

-          the temporary recycling facilities will be available from 8am 4pm accepting plastics, glass bottles and jars, paper and cardboard, textiles, books, mixed wood

Please do not bring the following materials for disposal:

  • Electrical Items white goods, small domestic appliances, batteries
  • Hazardous wastes paint, oil, asbestos
  • Bulky waste items e.g. sofas, mattresses, household items
  • Stone and rubble
  • Green Waste

You can call the recycling helpline, Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm on 0845 055 1118 for an update on Millom HWRC.  We will also update as the situation develops via our twitter feed @cumbriacc and our facebook page at external link will open in a new window

You can also use the following link for more information about alternative recycling facilities in Millom.

Redhills Quarry, Mainsgate Road, Millom, Cumbria, LA18 4LD.
Tel - 01229 771447
Opening hours: 8am - 2pm (temporary arrangements as above)

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