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When to expect the rollout of the new service to reach your area


New food waste collections started in West Cornwall in early July

We're rolling a new waste collection service out across Cornwall area by area in five geographical stages from 2023 to 2025.

Collections have now changed in the Mid Cornwall, South East Cornwall and West Cornwall areas. We're currently rolling out the new service in the North East Cornwall area:

  1. Mid Cornwall
    The new service started in January.
  2. South East Cornwall
    The new service started in April.
  3. West Cornwall
    The new service started in July. 
  4. North East Cornwall
    Information leaflets and new bins delivered between June and October 2024.
    New service starts from November.
  5. Mid West Cornwall
    New service starts in 2025

We've chosen to roll the new service out in stages, rather than switching all Cornwall's 280,000 households at once.  This is because these are big changes - for you to adapt to and for us to deliver.

Doing it in stages means we can help any household that needs extra support to adapt.

We've organised the order of the rollout around the expected completion dates of building works.  This is necessary for us to be able to provide the new service at our various waste management sites across Cornwall. 

The rollout areas

The rollout areas roughly follow the old district council boundary lines.

You can check if you're in the current rollout area by entering your address in the My Area section of our website.

If you are in a current rollout area you'll see a message that says waste collections in your area are changing and to expect delivery of your bins in the next three months.

Check 'My Area'


Area 1: Mid Cornwall

Newquay  |  St Columb  |  St Austell  |  China Clays  |  Grampound  |  Gorran Haven  |  Mevagissey  |  Par  |  St Blazey  |  Fowey  |  Lostwithiel and surrounding areas


Area 2: South East Cornwall

Liskeard  |  Polruan  |  Polperro  |  Looe  |  Torpoint  |  Saltash  |  Callington  |  Pensilva and surrounding areas


Area 3: West Cornwall

Penzance  |  Marazion  |  Sennen  |  St Buryan  |  St Just  |  St Ives  |  Hayle  |  Helston  |  The Lizard and surrounding areas


Area 4: North East Cornwall

Bodmin  |  Bude  |  Launceston  |  Padstow  |  Wadebridge  |  Camelford  |  Kilkhampton and surrounding areas


Area 5: Mid West Cornwall

Camborne  |  Redruth  | Falmouth  |  Penryn  |  St Mawes  |  Truro  |  Probus  |  Trispen  |  Mitchell  |  Perranporth  |  St Agnes  |  Portreath and surrounding areas

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