Cumbria

Cumbria County Council plans recycling overhaul

Six recycling centres in Cumbria could be replaced by a mobile service, as part of an overhaul of the system.

Cumbria County Council said the move, which would save £2m, reflects a change in residents' household waste disposal and recycling behaviour.

There would also be a cut to opening hours at the remaining centres, from seven days a week to five, although they would remain open at weekends.

The council would also introduce a charge to collect non-household waste.

This includes soil, rubble, asbestos, plasterboard and car tyres.

The six sites identified by the review as most suitable for closure are Ambleside, Brampton, Grange, Kirkby Stephen, Millom and Wigton.

A public consultation has begun and people have until 19 February to comment on the proposals.

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