Fridge/freezer

Can I recycle it?

We don't collect fridges or freezers as part of your household recycling collection service.

If your fridge or freezer is still working you can consider selling it or giving it away.

Alternatively, you can recycle them at any of our Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRC) or you can organise a bulky waste collection to have them taken away from your property. 

Donate or sell

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.

Bulky waste collection:

You can use our household bulky waste collection service for items that are too big for normal collections.

There is a charge for this service.

Household Waste and Recycling Centres

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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