Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) update


Cornwall Council is introducing new services at HWRCs across Cornwall to help reduce waste and increase recycling rates. Additional items that can now be recycled include:

Books – Book reuse and recycling is now available on all sites.

Paint – Look out for the new paint reuse areas being rolled out across all sites throughout the autumn.

Rigid plastics – Items such as plastic bins, storage boxes and garden furniture can now be recycled at Bude, Connon Bridge, Dudnance Lane, Falmouth, Helston, Launceston, Newquay, St Austell, Truro and United Mines.

Flat glass – Sheet glass and glass windows in plastic frames can now be taken to Helston, Falmouth, Newquay, Saltash, Truro and United Mines.

Wetsuits – They can now be taken to the St Erth and Newquay sites where they are repaired and reused by The Wave Project charity.

 Those arriving with unsorted black bag waste may be asked to separate out any recyclable items.