Falmouth waste and recycling: Residents urged to sort items before visiting tip

  Posted: 08.10.21 at 14:43 by Joseph Macey

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Residents in Falmouth, Penryn, and Cornwall wide are being urged to sort their items before they set off to visit their local household waste and recycling centre (HWRC).

The closest site for Falmouth and Penryn residents is at Curvet Farm, near Mabe Burnthouse.

According to Cornwall Council, analysis of waste at local HWRCs found that an average of 22.4% of items disposed of in the general waste container could have been recycled using the fortnightly household recycling service, or placed in more suitable containers at the sites.

Councillor Carol Mould, portfolio holder for Neighbourhoods at Cornwall Council, said:

"Everyone needs to play their part and dispose of the things they no longer want responsibly. That may mean giving things to others or donating them to charity shops.

"For unwanted goods that cannot be reused, we ask that people sort them before they arrive at their local HWRC and put them in the correct containers. This means we can recycle more."

The number plate entry system which was used to limit the number of visitors at the recycling centres during busy periods in the pandemic is no longer in use.

Visitors to Cornwall’s HWRCs are still encouraged to maintain social distancing where possible.

Household rubbish collected from homes in Cornwall or taken to the HWRCs that cannot be recycled is processed at the Cornwall Energy Recovery Centre (CERC).

Find out more about what items can be recycled in your household collections or at your local HWRC by clicking here.

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