New Truro Household Waste Recycling Centre open today

Residents now have another way to recycle as Truro’s new Household Waste Recycling Centre is open to the public for the first time today (September 11).

Located in Tregurra Park, Newquay Road, the newly completed Household Waste Recycling Centre in Truro provides residents with a modern, accessible facility to make it easier for them to recycle more of their household waste. 

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It brings the total number of Household Waste Recycling Centres in Cornwall to 14.

All the recycling centres are owned by Cornwall Council and operated by SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK. 

A split-level layout and one-way traffic system at the new centre means residents will be able to safely sort their items into easily accessible, dedicated bins. 

The site will provide a full suite of recycling services, including:

  • Asbestos
  • Batteries
  • Cans
  • Cardboard
  • Cartons and coffee / drink cups
  • Clothes and textiles
  • Electrical items
  • Cooking oil
  • Lightbulbs and Fluorescent tubes
  • Engine oil
  • Gas bottles
  • Glass
  • Green/garden waste
  • Metal
  • Newspaper and magazines
  • Paper
  • Plastic bottles
  • Tyres
  • Wood

The full list of what can be recycled can be found here.

The centre itself has been built using some recycled materials.  Around 11,000 tonnes of Incinerator Bottom Ash Aggregate (IBAA) from the Cornwall Energy Recovery Centre was used to raise the level of the site.

Work on the site stopped temporarily in the spring after the previous company contracted to build the centre, Dawnus Construction Holdings Ltd., went into administration.

Following a competitive tendering process Cornwall Council’s partner SUEZ awarded the contract for finishing the centre to Cormac. 

Rob Nolan, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for the Environment and Public Protection for Cornwall Council, said: “We are very pleased to be opening the new Truro Household Waste Recycling Centre which gives our residents another way to increase their recycling and cut down on waste.

“Through our Climate Change Action Plan we want to help residents make choices that lead to lower carbon emissions and reduce the impact on global warming, and reducing, reusing and recycling waste are important things we can all do to help tackle the climate emergency.”

Patrick Daws, PFI General Manager at SUEZ recycling and recovery UK, said: “We are delighted to open Truro’s new Household Waste Recycling Centre which provides local residents with a modern, convenient facility to help them recycle more of their household waste.”

Nick James, Cormac’s general operations manager, said: “More recycling will help to reduce pollution and the need for raw materials. We’re happy to have completed the new recycling centre and to help our county stay clean and green.”

Charges apply for some materials to be recycled.

Story posted 11 September 2019