Household waste and recycling centres
Last updated: 12/03/2013
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There are 13 household waste and recycling centres in Cornwall,
for household waste that cannot be collected either by the domestic
waste or recycling collections.
For safety reasons, no public pedestrian access is allowed
through the entrance or exit gates at any of our household waste
Remember that some household items can be reused by other
people. Have a look at the schemes in Cornwall that may be
able to make use of any reusable goods you no longer need.
Opening hours and locations
The sites are open from 9am to 4pm seven days a week * except
Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
* Please note, this does not include Tintagel HWRC at Bowithick
which is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
You can view maps of the locations, detailed opening times and
what materials you can take to the sites on the SITA recycling
centres website, using the links to individual centres below.
Alternatively contact Sita Cornwall direct on 08456 300 300 option
You can also find your nearest Household Waste Recycling Centre
by visiting our My Area page using the link on the right and
entering your postcode when prompted.
Van and trailer permits
For residents who own a commercial vehicle or large trailer
permits are required to allow access to the HWRC's, this
is to prevent the misuse of the HWRC's by commercial
businesses. To apply for a permit please follow this link
to the van and trailer permit scheme page.
Furniture and household items
The following community projects offer a collection service to
householders for large items and useable goods that they no longer
GOFA (Good old furniture available)
Tel: 01736 369847
Covers Carrick, Kerrier, Restormal (Newquay & St Columb)
Penwith - Penzance, Hayle & St Ives
Tel: 0800 3213356
Cornwall Furniture Reuse Project
Tel: 01752 658191
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