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Recycling roadshows set for Carlisle

Recycling roadshows will be hosted by the council across Carlisle over June and July Credit: PA

A number of 'recycling roadshows' will take place around the city to inform residents of changes to recycling and refuse services.

Carlisle City Council have already extended their kerbside recycling service to more properties, and are requesting residents to sort their recycling differently.

The council say some residents will have to check their new collection calendar - which was said to have been delivered to households mid-May - to confirm the correct days to put out their recycling bags, bins and boxes; refuse and garden waste.

The roadshows will be taking place:

  • On Thursday 22 June at Asda in Kingstown from 9am to 1pm
  • On Saturday 24 June at Brampton Farmers’ Market from 9.30am to 1pm
  • On Saturday 1 July at Farmers’ Market in Carlisle city centre from 9.30am to 3.30pm

More information can be found on the council website.

Waste and recycling collection changes in Cumbria

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A number of changes will be made to recycle and waste collections across the county. This is due to Monday, 29th May being a bank holiday.

The following changes will be made to waste and recycle collections in Carlisle:

  • Monday 29th May - Collecting Tuesday 30th May
  • Tuesday 30th May - Collecting Wednesday 31st May
  • Wednesday 31st May - Collecting Thursday 1st June
  • Thursday 1st June - Collecting Friday 2nd June
  • Friday 2nd June - Collecting Saturday 3rd June

Collections will return to normal from Monday, 5th June onwards.

Copeland Borough Council say refuse, recycling and garden waste will not be collected on the bank holiday Monday.

Collections for the remainder of the week will go as follows:

  • Tuesday 30th May - Collecting Wednesday 31st May
  • Wednesday 31st May - Collecting Thursday 1st June
  • Thursday 1st June - Collecting Friday 2nd June
  • Friday 2nd June - Collecting Saturday 3rd June

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Selkirk recycling centre will shut for 4 months

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Selkirk's community recycling centre will close for 4 months to allow work on the town's multi-million pound flood protection scheme.

The closure begins on Monday 8 February for a minimum of sixteen weeks.

It will allow a diversion route to be used during flood defence work to be extended through the facility.

The nearest alternative recycling centres are at Hawick and Galashiels.

Arson and meat-dumping at council's recycling sites

A Cumbrian council has suspended cardboard recycling, after meat was dumped in containers and they were targeted by arson attacks.

ITV Border reporter Kate Walby spoke to Janice Carrol:

Copeland recycling suspended after meat and plastic contamination

A Copeland recycling bank Credit: ITV Border

Cardboard collection at Copeland's recycling sites has been suspended after recycling banks were contaminated with meat and plastic.

Copeland Borough Council says it has been forced to halt collection until it can find ways to stop people abusing the service.

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