Kendal - Household Waste Recycling Centre

Open seven days a week from 8am to 4pm.

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

Items we will take

We take most items including some hazardous waste. Items include:

  • asbestos
  • car batteries
  • household batteries
  • books
  • cans and tins
  • 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
  • fluorescent tubes
  • fridges and freezers
  • furniture including upholstered seating, sofas, office chairs, mattresses, carpets and rugs
  • garden waste
  • gas bottles
  • general household waste
  • glass bottles and jars mixed
  • gypsum or plasterboard - please contact us to see if we have space
  • hardcore and rubble
  • large appliances like washing 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

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


Canal Head North
United Kingdom

Opening times

8am to 4pm seven days a week. This site may close for skip exchanges to take place.


  • Site enquires: 01539 728 084 | Permits: 0300 373 3300