Cornwall rubbish and recycling Christmas collections

From Cornwall Council:

As in previous years, there will be no waste and recycling collections on Christmas Day or Boxing Day.

Collections due on Christmas Day:

  • Rubbish due to be collected on Christmas Day will be collected on Tuesday 1 January.
  • Recycling due to be collected on Christmas Day will be collected on Saturday 22 December.
  • Garden waste due to be collected on Christmas Day will be collected on Saturday 22 December.

Collections due on Boxing Day:

  • Rubbish due to be collected on Boxing Day will be collected on Wednesday 2 January.
  • Recycling due to be collected on Boxing Day will be collected on Saturday 29 December.
  • Garden waste due to be collected on Boxing Day will be collected on Saturday 29 December.

We will collect your waste and recycling as usual if your collection is due on any other day of the week over the Christmas period.

It might be that the time of collection is earlier or later than usual, but as long as you have your bins and recycling (and garden waste if you subscribe to this service) out by 7am, we’ll collect as usual.

Are Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs) open over the Christmas period?

Yes – the only days our HWRCs close are on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. With these exceptions, the centres are open seven days a week from 9am to 4pm.

Trees

We will collect real Christmas trees between 7 January and 18 January – you can book a collection and read further information via the link below:

Book a Christmas tree collection

You can also take your tree to the Household Waste and Recycling Centres.

Cards

There are various charity collections for Christmas cards.  You can also put them in your cardboard sack as part of your household cardboard recycling collection.

Wrapping paper

We can take wrapping paper that is not coated with foil or plastic in your household recycling collection.  Please put all non-shiny wrapping paper in the paper sack, and make sure you remove any sticky tape, string or ribbons.

To check if your wrapping paper is suitable for recycling simply carry out the scrunch test: screw a piece of paper up in the palm of your hand, if it stays scrunched you can recycle it, if it unfolds itself we can’t.

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