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Household waste and recycling centres

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 recycling centres.

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 1.

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 need.

GOFA (Good old furniture available)

Tel:  01736 369847 
Website: www.gofa.org.uk/web/

Heartlands Furniture

Covers Carrick, Kerrier, Restormal (Newquay & St Columb) Penwith - Penzance, Hayle & St Ives

Tel: 01209710422


Tel: 0800 3213356 
Website: www.myresource.org.uk/

Cornwall Furniture Reuse Project

Tel: 01752 658191
Email: info@cpfrp.org