Can I recycle it?

Clean and dry fabrics are recycled as part of your recycling collection. No matter how old or worn.

Which container?

Please place your unwanted fabrics in a tied bag and in your Household glass and textiles box (black box)

When is my collection day?

Check your collection day

Donate or sell

If your fabrics are still usable, you could consider repurposing them, selling them, passing them on, or donating them to a local charity shop.

Charity shops are always grateful for donations of unwanted items in good condition.  You could also organise a give and take event or give items away via FreecycleFreegle.

You can donate usable furniture to community projects like: 

Or sell your spare stuff at garage sales and car boot sales or on eBay.  If you can transport items yourself, most towns have their own auction rooms. They are also a good way of selling and buying second hand items.

Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRC)

View our Household Waste Recycling Centres to find

  • location maps
  • opening times
  • materials accepted

You can also find your nearest centre by entering your postcode on our my area page.

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

Only waste from households in Cornwall can be taken to these sites. Commercial waste is not accepted at any recycling centre.

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