Rubbish and waste collections

Waste items which can be recycled Waste items which can be recycled

The information on this page is for Cornwall’s current weekly rubbish and fortnightly recycling collections. We are rolling out new weekly food waste and fortnightly recycling and rubbish collections across Cornwall area by area from 2023 to 2025. 

If you’ve not yet had your ‘Get Ready for your New Waste Collections’ leaflet in the post and new bins delivered to your home, you’re still on the current service. Find out about the changes

Bulky Waste

Bulky waste

We cannot take bulky waste in your rubbish collection. If it’s heavier than 25kg/50lb or longer than 1m, you can book a bulky waste collection or take it to a household waste and recycling centre.

Garden Waste

Sign up or renew garden waste

We cannot take garden waste in your rubbish collection. Find out about our fortnightly garden waste collection service, how much it costs and when your collection day is.

Clinical Waste Collection

Clinical waste and sharps

Clinical waste bags and sharps bins are not collected with normal household rubbish. A separate vehicle collects them on a specific round so you need to tell us if you require this service.

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