Visiting the household waste and recycling centres

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If you have household waste that can’t be collected with your rubbish or recycling, you can take it to one of 14 household waste and recycling centres across Cornwall.

Extended opening hours trial

All HWRCS (with the exception of Tintagel) will stay open until 6pm on Wednesdays starting on 7 April and ending on 4 August. Tintagel is closed on a Wednesday so will stay open until 6pm on Mondays starting on 12 April and ending on 9 August.

The sites will close at the usual time of 4pm on all other days.

The number plate entry system remains in place to limit the number of people visiting HWRCs and ensure the sites remain covid-secure.

  • Last digit of your vehicle number plate is even - 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8.  You should only visit a HWRC on an even date of the month, e.g. 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th, 10th.
  • Last digit of your number plate is odd - 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9.  You should only visit an HWRC on an odd date of the month, e.g. 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th.

If there are queues and you attend on the wrong date, site staff may turn you away and ask you to return on the correct date.

Charges 

There are charges for some types of waste like charges for asbestos, plasterboard, soil, rubble and tyres, and they do not take commercial waste.

Charges at household waste and recycling centres

Vehicle Permit

If you have a commercial vehicle designed to carry goods or large trailer, you need a vehicle permit to use the household waste recycling centres. 

Donate

You can also donate usable furniture and household items to Cornwall Hospice Care in Bodmin, Heartlands Furniture in Pool, or charity shops.

Find your nearest centre

Use the links below to view location maps, opening times and the materials you can take to the sites.

Find your nearest centre by entering your postcode on our my area page.

View 'my area'

For safety reasons, no public pedestrian access is allowed through the entrance or exit gates at any of our household waste recycling centres.

Bodmin Household Waste and Recycling Centre


Bude Household Waste and Recycling Centre


Connon Bridge Household Waste and Recycling Centre


Falmouth and Penryn Household Waste and Recycling Centre


Helston Household Waste and Recycling Centre


Launceston Household Waste and Recycling Centre  


Newquay Household Waste and Recycling Centre 


Redruth (Pool) Household Recycling Centre


Saltash Household Waste and Recycling Centre


St Austell Household Waste and Recycling Centre


St Day (United Downs) Household Waste and Recycling Centre


St Erth (Hayle) Household Waste and Recycling Centre


Tintagel (Bowithick) Household Waste and Recycling Centre


Truro Household Waste and Recycling Centre

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