Waste & Recycling

Here's our directory of organisations with an interest in how waste is handled or involved in the recycling of materials or goods.

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Cornwall Council: Recycling, rubbish and waste

Household waste and refuse collection services are now controlled by Cornwall Council. The former district councils had contracts with waste management companies or provided services themselves. These contracts have a varying number of years to run and their management will be transferred to the Cornwall Council over time. A kerbside recycling collection service is offered to every household and this can be used to recycle over 40% of waste.

Contact Details
Phone: 
03001 234 141

Cornwall Scrap Store

Cornwall Scrap Store is a fantastic resource, stocking an amazing range of interesting, unusual and unique materials and products, which can be used in art, craft and play activities for all ages. They collect this valuable 'scrap' from businesses around the county and rescue it from being dumped in local landfill sites, making it available to their members - absolutely free! Open to schools, nurseries, play-schemes, community groups, pensioners groups, carnival committees, youth groups, scouts, church groups, village halls, parent and toddler groups, sports clubs, charities, students, families and even individuals. They also have wallpaper, paint, tiles, carpet, fabrics and much more. There's a low annual membership fee. Also in St Austell.

Contact Details
Phone: 
01726 821 161
Postal Address: 

Church Road
Pool
Redruth, Cornwall TR15 3PT

Free for All

The West Cornwall Green Party have instigated very popular 'Free for All' events, where people can share unwanted goods and help themselves to those that other people bring along. Free for Alls now happen at the Guildhall, St Ives on the first Saturday in March and October.

Contact Details
Phone: 
01736 795 387

GOFA - Good Old Furniture Available

GOFA is a furniture and electrical appliance reuse project based in Penzance. They provide donated furniture and household electrical goods at affordable prices to people on low incomes so that they can furnish their homes. Donating to or buying from GOFA helps everyone.

Contact Details
Phone: 
01736 369 847
Postal Address: 

Ellis Square
Voundervour Lane
Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4UH

Hayle and St Ives Freegle

The Hayle St Ives group started in June 2006 and moved to Freegle in September 2009. The group borders Penzance Freegle, and is open to all who want to "recycle" that special something rather than throw it away. Local non-profit groups are welcome to participate!

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Local Car Boot Sales

Car boot sales are another way that pre-enjoyed goods can get a whole new life! Here are all the local ones that we know about - we've not published times as it's always a complicated business. Contact the organisers directly for more information.

Gulval
Gulval Cricket Club, St Ives Road, Gulval, Penzance
June to October, Fridays

Hayle
Hayle Rugby Club Rugby Football Club, Memorial Park, Marsh Lane, Hayle TR27 4PS
All year, Sundays (01736 757157)

Ludgvan
Ludgvan Sports and Social Club, Ludgvan, Penzance TR20 8ES
All year, Mondays (07974 562959)

Penzance
Penzance and Newlyn Rugby Football Club, Alexandra Road, Penzance TR18 4LY
April to October, Thursdays (01736 364044)

Rosudgeon
Rosudgeon Sports and Social Club, Rosudgeon, Penzance TR20 9QE
April to October, Wednesdays (01736 763773)
May to September, Fridays (01736 763773)

St Ives
Guildhall, Street-an-Pol, St Ives
All year, Wednesdays (01736 757625)

Local Charity Shops

Charity shops are one of the best ways that our society has to recycle goods ... and somebody else benefits along the way! Here are all the local charity shops that we know about - let us know if we've missed any.

Hayle
Brother Wolf Charity Shop, Foundry Shopping Village, 11-13 Chapel Terrace TR27 4AB

Cornwall Animal Hospital Charity Shop, 23 Beatrice Terrace, Hayle TR27 4ED
http://www.cornwallanimalhospital.org

Cornwall Hospice Care, 10 Fore Street, TR27 4DY
01736 756871 - http://www.cornwallhospicecare.co.uk/Help/our-shops/find-a-shop-near-you...

National Animal Welfare Shop, Suite 1-2, Foundry House, Foundry Square TR27 4HH
01736 759707 - http://www.nawt.org.uk/headquarters/support.asp

Penzance
Barnardo's, 10/13 Causewayhead, Penzance TR18 2SN
01736 365148 - http://www.barnardos.org.uk

British Heart Foundation, 90 Market Jew Street, Penzance
01736 363403 - http://www.bhf.org.uk

Cancer Research UK, 74 Causewayhead, Penzance
01736 351549 - http://www.cancerresearchuk.org

Cornwall Animal Hospital Charity Shop, The Terrace, 40 Market Jew Street, Penzance TR18 2HX
01736 351549 - http://www.cornwallanimalhospital.org

Our Stuff Our Shop Community, The Lescudjack Centre, Penmere Close, Penzance TR18 3PE
01736 334857

Oxfam, 15c Causewayhead, Penzance TR18 2SN
01736 367666 - http://www.oxfam.org.uk

Scope, 22-23 Causewayhead, Penzance TR18 2SP
01736 364142 - http://www.scope.org.uk

Sue Ryder, Unit 1, 114-117 Market Jew Street, Penzance TR18 2LD
http://www.suerydercare.org

St Ives
Cornwall Hospice Care, 1 Tregenna Hill, St Ives TR26 1SE
01736 798667 - http://www.cornish-hospices.co.uk

Oxfam Books and Music Shop, 4 Tregenna Hill, St Ives TR26 1SE
01736 798 362 - http://www.oxfam.org.uk/shop/local-shops/oxfam-books-music-st-ives

Save The Children, 6 High Street, St Ives TR26 1RR
01736 793619 - http://www.savethechildren.org.uk

Sue Ryder Care, 15 Tregenna Place, Saint Ives TR26 1SD
01736 793526 - http://www.suerydercare.org

St Just
Age UK, Meneghy, 27 Fore Street, St Just, Penzance TR19 7LJ
01736 788265 - http://www.ageuk.org.uk

Penzance Freegle

The Penzance recycle group was set up in August 2006 as Penzance Freecycle and moved to the umbrella organisation, Freegle, in September 2009. It covers Lands End to Penzance and the general surrounding area up to the borders of the Hayle/St Ives Freegle group. The Penzance Freegle group is open to all who want to "recycle" that special something rather than throw it away. Local non-profit groups are also welcome to participate too. Everything posted must be free and keeping something out of landfill.

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Recycle Now

Find out what items you can recycle and where recycling banks are located in the local area.

Badgers Cross
Eddie Woods, Badgers Cross Workshop, Badgers Cross, Penzance TR20 8XE
Car Oil

Halsetown
The Halsetown Inn, Halsetown, St Ives TR26 3NA
Glass Bottles/Jars (Mixed)

Hayle
Commercial Road Car Park, Hayle TR27 4DE
Glass Bottles/Jars (Mixed), Mixed Metal Food and Drink Cans, Mixed Paper (incl Newspapers, Junkmail, Magazines), All Textiles, All Plastic Bottles, Books

Foundry Square Car Park, Hayle TR27 4HH
Mixed Metal Food and Drink Cans

Long Rock
Morrisons Car Park, Long Rock Business Park, Long Rock, Penzance TR18 3RF
Glass Bottles/Jars (Mixed), Mixed Metal Food and Drink Cans, Books, Cardboard, Mixed Paper (incl Newspapers, Junkmail, Magazines), All Plastic Bottles, All Textiles

Marazion
Kings Road Car Park, Marazion, Penzance TR17 0EJ
Glass Bottles/Jars (Mixed)

Pendeen
Boscaswell Car Park, Pendeen, Penzance TR19 7EP
Glass Bottles/Jars (Mixed), Mixed Paper, Mixed Metal Food and Drink Cans

Penzance
Penzance Harbour TR18 4BD
Glass Bottles/Jars (Mixed), Mixed Metal Food and Drink Cans, Mixed Paper (incl Newspapers, Junkmail, Magazines)

St Erbyns Car Park, Clarence Street, Penzance TR18 2NU
Glass Bottles/Jars (Mixed), Mixed Metal Food and Drink Cans, Mixed Paper (incl Newspapers, Junkmail, Magazines), All Textiles

Tesco Car Park, Eastern Green, Penzance TR18 3DU
Glass Bottles/Jars (Mixed), Mixed Metal Food and Drink Cans, Mixed Paper (incl Newspapers, Junkmail, Magazines), All Textiles, All Plastic Bottles, Books, Cardboard, Plastic Carrier Bags

Tesco, 104 Market Jew Street, Penzance TR18 2LE
Domestic Batteries

Wherrytown Car Park, Promenade, Penzance TR18 4NP
Glass Bottles/Jars (Mixed), Mixed Metal Food and Drink Cans, Mixed Paper (incl Newspapers, Junkmail, Magazines), All Textiles

Porthcurno
Porthurno Car Park TR19 6JY
Glass Bottles/Jars (Mixed), Mixed Metal Food and Drink Cans

Rosudgeon
Prussia Cove Road TR20 9QE
Glass Bottles/Jars (Mixed), Mixed Metal Food and Drink Cans, Mixed Paper (incl Newspapers, Junkmail, Magazines), All Plastic Bottles, Cardboard

Sennen
Sennen Car Park TR19 7AD
Mixed Metal Food and Drink Cans

St Buryan
St Buryan Community Centre, St Buryan, Penzance TR19 6BT
Glass Bottles/Jars (Mixed), Mixed Metal Food and Drink Cans, Mixed Paper (incl Newspapers, Junkmail, Magazines), All Plastic Bottles, Cardboard

St Erth
HAYLE HOUSEHOLD WASTE AND RECYCLING CENTRE, ST ERTH, HAYLE TR27 6LA
Mixed Metal Food and Drink Cans, Car Batteries, All Plastic Bottles, Mixed Paper (incl Newspapers, Junkmail, Magazines), Domestic Batteries, Mixed Scrap Metal, Glass Bottles/Jars (Mixed), All Textiles, Display Equipment, General waste electronics, Large Household Appliances, Fridges and freezers

Star Inn, St Erth, Hayle TR27 6HP
Glass Bottles/Jars (Mixed)

St Erth Praze
Smugglers Inn, 3 Clais Road, St Erth Praze, Hayle TR27 6EG
Glass Bottles/Jars (Mixed), Mixed Metal Food and Drink Cans

St Ives
Tesco Car Park, St Ives Road, Carbis Bay, St Ives TR26 2PN
Domestic Batteries, Glass Bottles/Jars (Mixed), Mixed Metal Food and Drink Cans, Mixed Paper (incl Newspapers, Junkmail, Magazines), All Textiles, All Plastic Bottles, Cardboard, Plastic Carrier Bags

Travis Perkins, Unit 2b, Penbeagle Industrial Estate, St Ives TR26 2JH
Domestic Batteries

Trenwith Car Park, St Ives TR26 2PN
Glass Bottles/Jars (Mixed), Mixed Metal Food and Drink Cans, Mixed Paper (incl Newspapers, Junkmail, Magazines), All Textiles, All Plastic Bottles, Cardboard

St Just
Lafrowda Car Park, St Just, Penzance TR19 7RY
Glass Bottles/Jars (Mixed), Mixed Metal Food and Drink Cans, Mixed Paper (incl Newspapers, Junkmail, Magazines), All Textiles, All Plastic Bottles, Cardboard

St Just Rugby Football Club, New Road, Tregeseal, St Just TR19 7PF
Glass Bottles/Jars (Mixed)

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Shiver me Timbers

A great recycling and re-use asset to Penwith over many years. This source of architectural salvage, reclaimed timber, flooring, doors, furniture made from reclaimed wood, dressers, fireplaces and tables is under threat at the time of writing.

Contact Details
Phone: 
01736 711 338
Postal Address: 

Truthwall Industrial Estate
Crowlas
Penzance, Cornwall TR20 9BW

Streetbank

Streetbank is a national movement of people who share with their neighbours. Its purpose is to boost local communities by encouraging people to get to know their neighbours. Accounts are free to set up. Once the account is set up the user receives emails from other users living nearby. Users can offer items for free or to lend, or offer skills. Members can also make requests and provide information. User can choose the size of their "neighbourhood" and can opt to receive messages from other users living within one, five or ten miles. There are members within Penwith and Streetbank's aims are very consistent with those of Transition Penwith.

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Surfers against Sewage

SAS protects the health of recreational water users from sewage polluted water. Scientific studies have consistently highlighted that those using beaches, lakes or rivers forsports are most at risk of falling sick from an illness associated with sewage polluted water. They are also seeking improvements to the combined sewer overflow (CSOs) systems that pollute recreational waters all too frequently, usually after heavy rainfall. Much of current investment has ignored or disregarded the impacts of climate change, in particular changing weather patterns that will result in increased flows of water into and out of the sewage works without treatment because there is not enough capacity to store the sewage.

Contact Details
Phone: 
01872 553 001
Postal Address: 

Unit 2
Wheal Kitty Workshops
St Agnes, Cornwall TR5 0RD

The Green Waste Company

The Green Waste Company is a local, family-run business with expertise in waste management. They provide customers with a wide range of options to meet their waste and recycling needs. They recycle large quantities of green and wood waste annually under their 25,000 tonne waste management licence, and and were among the first of the waste-handling companies in the UK to achieve Compost Association Accreditation. They accept: green waste from commercial contractors; waste wood; demolition timber; pallets; and wood offcuts; and various plastics and farm plastics. They bulk sell: woodchips for outdoor events, mulch for landscaping schemes; and sawdust bedding for agricultural animals. Also bulk compost for gardens, sports fields and agriculture

Contact Details
Phone: 
01736 752 393
Postal Address: 

Splattenridden
Hayle, Cornwall TR27 6LH