Plastic bottles

Can I recycle it? 

Non-black plastic bottles are collected as part of your recycling collection, simply wash and squash and leave the labels and lids on.

Which container?

Non-black plastic bottles go in your red bag for household plastic and metal packaging.

When is my collection day?

Check your collection day

Useful information

Please replace lids and tops.

Squash any bottles to save space.

Triggers can be left on when recycling cleaning product bottles such as bathroom cleaners. Soap bottle pumps need to be removed and disposed of in your rubbish bin.

You can cut down your use of single use plastic bottles by investing in reusable alternatives and taking advantage of free water refill stations around the county.

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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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