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Drink and juice cartons recycling

We are not currently able to collect drinks and juice cartons for recycling as part of our kerbside recycling service.

However, residents can take food and drink cartons and paper cups for recycling at nine Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC) across Cornwall.

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All cartons and paper cups collected at the recycling banks will be taken to ACE UK's specialist facility near Halifax.

At these banks you can recycle:

  • Juice cartons
  • Paper cups
  • Milk cartons
  • Paper coffee cups
  • Other beverage cartons
  • Soup, tomatoes and other food cartons. 

Residents are advised to wash and squash cartons and replace the caps before placing in the bring banks – and only paper coffee-type cups should be deposited in the banks, no other cups can be accepted.

HWRCs with recycling banks for beverage cartons and paper cups can be found at:

  • Bude, Tiscott Wood, Bude  EX23 9AP
  • Connon Bridge, East Taphouse, Liskeard PL14 4NP
  • Falmouth, Cuvet Farm, near Mabe Burnthouse TR10 9DH
  • Helston, Gays Hill TR13 0QA
  • Launceston, Pennygillam Industrial Estate PL15 7PH
  • NewquayTrevenson Road, Newquay TR7 3BW
  • St Austell, Meaner Road PL25 3DG
  • St Erth, Treloweth Lane, TR27 6JP
  • Truro, Tregurra Park, Newquay Road, Truro  TR1 1RH
  • United Mines, United Downs, St Day, Redruth TR16 5HY

Household Waste Recycling Centres are open every day between 9am and 4pm (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day), enabling residents to recycle a variety of items for free including household appliances, mattresses, gas bottles and wood. For a small charge, residents can also take bonded asbestos, tyres, soil and rubble and plasterboard to the centre.