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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

Cumbria Waste Group celebrate 25 years in business

January 2nd, 2019

The waste industry isn’t the most glamorous, however it is an essential aspect of every day life. For the past quarter of a century, Cumbria Waste Group has operated across the county and undertake the vital role of helping deal … Read More

Top recycling tips for Christmas

December 13th, 2018

To help you continue to recycle effectively over the festivities, here are some tips for households and businesses to ensure you are still getting the most out of your recycling services: Wrapping paper – Does it pass the scrunch test? … Read More