Recycling dates

Rambler – your new small electricals mobile recycling service

Recycling Rambler

New recycling collections for small electrical items start next week.

From February 5, the mobile ‘Recycling Rambler’ van will visit communities in West Cumbria to collect small electrical items – anything with a plug, cable or batteries. They will then be sorted, reused or recycled.

The council is working in partnership with Cumbrian recycling company, CRL, to deliver the project. It follows the first part of the scheme, which saw collection bins placed at 26 local libraries and sports facilities.

The new mobile Recycling Rambler service will collect from locations in Egremont, Cleator Moor, Frizington, Millom, Seascale and Whitehaven. The van will park up at named points at specific times, to allow residents to bring along their small electricals to have them safely recycled.

The scheme is being run as a six-month trial in the area formerly covered by Copeland Borough Council.

The project has received £62,744 from Material Focus, a not-for-profit body that funds and encourages electrical recycling.

Drigg Village Hall, Tuesdays, 9.15 am