RECYCLING centres in and around Copeland are being reduced in number.

The Kings Head Recycling Centre in Bootle, Eskdale Green Car Park, Nether Wasdale Campsite, Brown Cow at Waberthwaite and the Wasdale Head Campsite are among 15 small recycling site being withdrawn.

Council bosses said the move was possible because they had invested half-a-million-pounds in its kerbside recycling service over the last 18 months, which has resulted in collection rates more than doubling. Ten large recycling sites will continue to operate.