Kirkby Stephen - Household Waste Recycling Centre

Open Monday, Friday Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 6pm.

We are one of the smaller Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC's) and take a limited range of items:

  • check our other HWRC's for one nearer you that might take items like asbestos, car tyres, plasterboard or upholstered seating
  • we don't take cans, paper, cardboard or glass bottles and jars, but there is a recycling bank next door that does

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

Items we will take

  • car batteries
  • household batteries
  • books
  • 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 (but not upholstered seating), mattresses, carpets and rugs
  • garden waste
  • gas bottles
  • general household waste
  • hardcore and rubble
  • large appliances like washing machines and ovens
  • paint and dry empty metal paint cans
  • scrap metal
  • small appliances like microwaves, toasters, vacuum cleaners or battery powered toys
  • TV's and monitors
  • 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


Hobsons Lane
Kirkby Stephen
CA17 4RN
United Kingdom

Opening times

8am to 6pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. This site may close for skip exchanges to take place.


  • Site enquires: 017683 72540 | Permits: 0300 373 3300