Here's an overview of how household rubbish, recycling, garden, bulky and clinical waste collection services work in Cornwall:
We collect your household rubbish weekly, your recycling fortnightly, and your garden waste (if you have a subscription) fortnightly - usually from the kerbside of your property.
Collections start early, so please make sure you put your rubbish, recycling and garden waste (if you subscribe) out for us by 7am
We don’t currently provide householders with bins for rubbish. Please make sure you put your rubbish out for collection in bin bags for our crews to pick up.
You can put your bags in your own outside bin if you have one, or cover them with an old sheet to stop litter from animal and bird attacks and other spillages. Recycling bags should be securely fastened.
We collect your recycling using a box for glass and textiles, and three separate recycling bags – one for cardboard, one for paper, and one for cans and plastics.
If you live in a flat, check with the property management organisation or caretaker for what to use.
If you need recycling containers as you are missing them or you need more, you can request recycling equipment using our online form.
We offer an assisted collection service for people who can't put their rubbish and recycling out themselves.
We provide a chargeable garden waste collection service to collect domestic garden waste every fortnight from your property.
We provide a clinical waste collection service that is separate to your household rubbish collection service.
We provide a chargeable bulky waste collection service for items that are too big for normal household rubbish and recycling collections.
Find out more about the bulky waste serviceFurther information
We have produced a helpful guide to all the services we offer.