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Flusco and Kirkby Stephen HWRC

Both Flusco and Kirkby Stephen Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) are closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. However, they will both be closing at 4pm on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. These facilities are run by Cumbria County Council.

HWRCs are where you can take household waste to either be recycled, or disposed of. The HWRCs in Eden are at Flusco and Kirkby Stephen, they are operated by Shanks Waste Management Limited on behalf of Cumbria County Council.

Household waste recycling centre permit

You will need a HWRC permit if you intend to go to a HWRC in a van or twin-axle trailer. To apply for online, complete Cumbria Waste Management's permit scheme application form, or telephone the Permit Helpline on 0845 055 1118.

Flusco household waste recycling centre

Cumbria County Council's website has information on what you can take to Flusco HWRC, Penrith.

Members of the public are asked to approach the site from  the A66, avoiding Newbiggin.

  • Location: Newbiggin, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0JB;
  • Opening Hours: 8am - 6pm, Monday to Sunday and Bank Holidays (Closed Christmas);
  • Telephone: 01768 480691 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm);
  • Email: info@recycleforcumbria.org

Kirkby Stephen household waste recycling centre

Cumbria County Council's website has information on what you can take to Hobsons Lane HWRC, Kirkby Stephen.

  • Location: Hobsons Lane, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria CA17 4RN;
  • Opening Hours: 8am - 6pm on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday;
  • Telephone: 017683 72540 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 8am - 6pm);
  • Email: info@recycleforcumbria.org

For alternative places of recycling, see recycling centres.