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Please read our information on how we are supporting residents and businesses, as well as information on affected services.

Recycling collections

We collect recycling fortnightly. Collections start at 7.00 am so please make sure your recycling is placed out by this time. Put it at the boundary of your property, as close to the public highway as possible. Recycling collections are for domestic households only.

We are experiencing delays with some recycling container stock deliveries.  If you order a Black Box it may take up to 20 calendar days for us to deliver it.  This may therefore arrive later than any bags you order which are unaffected and will be delivered within the usual 8 calendar days.  

Recycling collection days

Enter your postcode below and then select your address to find your recycling collection days

Recycling A-Z

Find out what you can recycle and which container it goes in using our A-Z search of recycling.

Recycling A-Z
Recycling Containment

Order recycling equipment

Whether you need more containers because you are so good at recycling, or you don't have any, you can request recycling equipment using our online form.

Black Plastic

What items cannot be collected

There are some items that we cannot recycle such as black plastic, plastic straws, plastic bags, crisp packets etc. Find out what items we cannot recycle.

Community Initiative

Community initiatives

Cornwall has 3 Waste and Recycling Community Support Officers. They are available to work with groups to help inform, educate and support them.

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