There are many ways you can recycle in Cornwall.

From 01 September 2014, Cornwall Council will introduce charges for disposing of certain types of waste at its household waste recycling centres.

For further details, please visit the Cornwall Council website.

Household waste recycling centres

Cornwall's household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) open at 9am and close at 4pm, seven days a week, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Please note, this does not include Tintagel HWRC at Bowithick.

You can visit one of our household waste recycling centres, where our friendly staff are at hand if you require guidance.

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

Explore the pages on the left to find out more about your local household waste recycling centre and how to keep safe whilst using HWRCs.

Vehicle permit scheme

Cornwall Council operate a permit scheme for commercial vehicles, such as vans and vehicles with trailers, at household waste recycling centres. The scheme is designed to ensure that residents can use their own vehicles to visit the sites, whilst deterring unlawful use by traders. A permit will be required for commercial type vehicles. Vehicles designed to carry people, i.e. with both seats and windows, will not require a permit.

To apply for a permit or check whether you require one, please visit the Council's website at

Bring banks

You can also recycle your materials at bring banks. Check the recyclenow website for details of your local recycling banks.

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