Waste and recycling collections suspended in South Lakeland

The decision has been taken to suspend today’s waste and recycling collections in the South Lakeland area due to the ongoing major weather incident.

Areas of South Lakeland, particularly around Ulverston and the rural south Lakes communities, were among those most seriously affected by the weekend’s heavy snowfalls.

A yellow warning for ice is in place across the whole area and many side roads are still covered in snow, with a number of abandoned vehicles from the weekend restricting access.

Household Waste Recycling Centres in Ulverston, Kendal and Ambleside are also temporarily closed today.

Please note that this suspension of today’s collections only affects rounds in the South Lakeland area of Westmorland and Furness. Services in the Barrow and Eden areas will be deployed as normal, although some rounds in these areas may still be subject to some disruption due to the snow and ice.

If your collection is missed, please leave your waste/recycling containers out and crews will attempt to return when it is safe to do so.

In South Lakeland, the service is looking to redeploy staff over the rest of the week to collect today’s missed collections, prioritising the general waste and recycling.


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