Barrow - Household Waste Recycling Centre

Open seven days a week from 8am to 6pm. Closed every day between 11am and 12pm.

Barrow is one of our larger HWRC's.

Before you bring items to the centre check what items we take or don't take.

Items we will take

We take many household items including some hazardous waste. Items include:

  • asbestos - please contact the site before your visit
  • car batteries
  • household batteries
  • books
  • cardboard
  • CD's and DVD's
  • chemicals like weedkiller, paint stripper or oil based paint - on arrival report to the site staff with these items
  • clothes and textiles mixed
  • fluorescent tubes
  • fridges and freezers
  • furniture (but not upholstered seating), mattresses, carpets and rugs
  • garden waste
  • gas bottles
  • general household waste
  • glass
  • gypsum or plasterboard - please telephone first to confirm that there is enough space
  • hardcore and rubble
  • large appliances like waging machines and ovens
  • newspapers and magazines
  • paint and dry empty metal paint cans
  • scrap metal
  • small appliances like microwaves, toasters, vacuum cleaners or battery powered toys
  • TV's and monitors
  • tyres
  • used engine oil
  • wood and timber

Items we don't take

  • upholstered domestic seating like sofas, office chairs or beanbags
  • household plastics
  • trade waste
  • infectious clinical wastes
  • acetylene
  • boat flares
  • car air bags
  • fireworks

Ulverston HWRC takes upholstered seating and household plastics. Read the Ulverston HWRC page for more details.

HWRC permits

Our Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC) are just for local residents to use. The permit scheme makes sure that no trade waste is taken there.

If you're driving a larger vehicle, like a utility vehicle, van or truck or if you have a large trailer you will need to apply for an HWRC permit

If you're walking to one of our sites you'll need a pedestrian's permit so we can keep you safe.

Find out when you need a permit and how to apply for one.

Other HWRCs across Cumbria

You can use any HWRC in Cumbria, wherever you live. You can visit sites at Millom, Frizington, Workington, Maryport, Wigton, Carlisle and Brampton, for more information go to the Cumberland Council website.

Find our sites in Cumberland


Walney Road
LA14 5UY
United Kingdom

Opening times

Open 8am to 6pm, seven days a week.

Closed for 1 hour every day between 11am and 12pm.



  • Site enquires: 01229 831 564 | Permits: 0300 373 3300