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Blog: What actually happens to your waste?

December 3rd, 2019

What is the first thought that springs to mind when you hear ‘waste disposal’? Is it landfill? Is it recycling? Or do you block it out because it’s ‘rubbish’? Operating in the waste industry today still attracts a lot of … Read More

Cumbria Waste support Smurfit beach clean

September 26th, 2019

On Saturday 21st September, Cumbria Waste supported staff from Smurfit Kappa Composites as they tackled a beach clean on Nethertown beach near Egremont. Cumbria Waste were delighted to be able to support the beach clean and supplied transport and disposal … Read More

A day in the life of a hooklift driver at Cumbria Waste

August 19th, 2019

Mark Carr, a hooklift driver for Cumbria Waste, first found the driving bug when he started working for his Dad who had a milk round. From there, Mark worked for Trotters Skips for 12 years before transferring to Cumbria Waste … Read More

New Flusco MRF extension works now complete

August 9th, 2019

Works to update and extend the MRF at Flusco have now been completed. This provides a new home for our recycling operations in the area. The new MRF also now boasts a greater storage capacity and a larger loading bay, … Read More

Double tradeshow success for Cumbria Waste

March 19th, 2019

Over the last few weeks, various Cumbria Waste representatives have attended both the North West Business Show and Lakes Hospitality Show. Both events were held at J36 Rural Auction Centre, Crooklands. Alongside Cumbria Waste were colleagues from our sister companies … Read More

Funding of almost £200,000 granted to local communities

March 1st, 2019

Employing a wildlife officer to look after breeding birds, refurbishing a well-used church hall and creating new children’s play areas are just a few of the projects which have benefited from funding of almost £200,000. Each year, Cumbria Waste Management … Read More

A needle in a haystack

February 15th, 2019

It was like looking for a needle in a haystack when a routine trip to her local household waste recycling centre turned into a nightmare for Laura Kijowski – that was until Site Operative Donald Smith came to the rescue. … Read More

Hespin Wood – home to a well-loved cat colony

February 7th, 2019

For a number of years, our Hespin Wood site has been home to a number of feral cats. The colony was growing substantially and despite the best efforts of the staff at Cumbria Waste Group to socialise and rehome the … Read More

Charity fundraising

January 25th, 2019

2018 was a great year for charity fundraising at Cumbria Waste Group, and we are hoping 2019 will be bigger and better. In total, we raised £2,333.15 last year, through just a handful of events. We kicked off our fundraising … Read More

Christmas tree collection appeal a huge success

January 11th, 2019

For the 3rd year in a row, Cumbria Waste Group has supported the Christmas Tree Collection Appeal that is organised by Hospice at Home Carlisle & North Lakeland. The initiative sees the charity partner with local businesses to take away the burden … Read More